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NCJ Number: NCJ 183311     Find in a Library
Title: Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse, Volume II: Proceedings of the International Epidemiology Work Group on Drug Abuse
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, (JBS) Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 06/1999
Page Count: 149
  Annotation: This report explains the purpose of the International Epidemiology Work Group (IEWG) on Drug Abuse and presents papers based on reports submitted to the June 1999 meeting and focusing on drug abuse patterns and trends in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States.
Abstract: The IEWG is modeled after the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) and is an outgrowth of efforts to establish a global drug abuse surveillance network. The reports presented in this volume were based on multiple indicators. Data sources differed by area and network. The analysis of drug abuse in Asia used a standardized instrument in four East Asian and four South Asian cities to collect drug treatment and law enforcement data. The report on Australia used data from meetings of treatment and service agencies in Queensland interviews with users, health workers, researchers, and law enforcement officials; and previous studies. The data for Europe came from household and school surveys and health and police statistics in 15 member countries of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction. The paper on Mexico presents treatment, emergency room, drug abuse, police, and medical examiner statistics. Data for South Africa came from multiple sources and were collected in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Gauteng Province. Information on drug abuse patterns in the United States came from the 1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse released in August 1998. The report on Thailand focuses on the use of methamphetamine and other drugs. The final report in the document summarizes initiatives by the World Health Organization to implement scientific studies of global prevention and treatment of drug abuse and strengthening the capabilities of countries to use the knowledge and practices. Tables, figures, and list of IEWG meeting participants
Main Term(s): Drug abuse in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs ; Drug law enforcement ; Controlled Substances ; South Africa ; Australia ; Mexico ; Europe ; Asia ; United States of America
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Publication Number: 00-4530
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Type: Conference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: DCC. See NCJ-183310 for Volume I
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