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NCJ Number: 119824 Find in a Library
Title: Multi-city Study of Drug Misuse in Europe
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:41  Issue:1 & 2, double issue  Dated:(1989)  Pages:3-27
Author(s): R Hartnoll; U Avico; F R Ingold; K Lange; L Lenke; A O'Hare; A de Roij-Motshagen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 25
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: A comparative epidemiological study conducted between 1982 and 1986 focused on indicators of use of illicit drugs in seven European cities: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Dublin, Ireland; Hamburg, West Germany; London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Abstract: The study was conducted under the auspices of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe. The analysis concluded that drawing together data from several indicators can produce a useful assessment of drug abuse. However, the agency-based data must be complemented by surveys and other studies of drug abuse in the populations concerned. The members of the expert group recommend that a single organizational unit integrate and analyze data and epidemiological studies and discuss different models of how such a unit can be achieved. Improvement in the consistency and quality of the data is essential if policies are to be based on a sound understanding of trends in drug abuse. 17 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; England; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Netherlands; Sweden
Note: Double issue on drug abuse assessment
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