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NCJ Number: 119676 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Abuse Problems in Countries of the Andean Subregion
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:38  Issue:1 & 2, double issue  Dated:(January-June 1986)  Pages:27-36
Author(s): R Flores Agreda
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 10
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Available evidence suggests that the rate of drug abuse, particularly of cocaine, is relatively high in the countries of the Andean subregion such as Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela, and it has spread across urban social classes.
Abstract: In Bolivia, 4 to 5 percent of youth are habitual users, while in Colombia, drug abuse was the seventh leading cause of psychiatric morbidity in 1984. A survey in Peru indicated that 37 percent of secondary school students use drugs -- cocaine paste was the majority's first drug. While the demand for illicit cocaine has increased worldwide, its cultivation has drastically increased in the Andean subregion. The basic document for the subregion and its protocol, as well as two meetings of the ministers of health of the members countries, emphasized the need to deal with the problems of drug abuse. 25 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Drug prevention programs; South America
Note: Double issue on the nature and extent of drug abuse problems and social responses
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