Accession Number : ADA263317


Title :   Drug Abuse: The Crack Cocaine Epidemic Health Consequences and Treatment.


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263317.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The use of crack cocaine reached epidemic proportions in this country at the end of the 1980s. Due to the unique characteristics associated with crack addition and the populations that use it, the epidemic created a host of new problems for the public health and drug treatment communities. In view of the devastating social and health effects created by the crack epidemic, you requested that we obtain information on the (1) health consequences of the epidemic and (2) types of treatment available for crack addicts.


Descriptors :   *COCAINE , *DRUG ADDICTION , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , DRUG ABUSE , HEALTH SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE