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Title: Drug Abuse in Washington, D.C.: Insights From Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Corporate Author: Koba Associates, Inc
United States of America

Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
College Park, MD 20740
Koba Associates, Inc
Washington, DC 20009
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Sale Source: Koba Associates, Inc
2001 S Street, NW
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20009
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Trends in drug abuse in Washington, D.C. were assessed based on interviews with drug users, a review of Federal and local reports, a review of drug abuse hotline calls, and data from an Internet discussion list.
Abstract: Results revealed that cocaine use continues to be a severe problem in the District. Although the number of cocaine users appears to have decreased in recent years, significant numbers of people use cocaine, particularly crack cocaine. Heroin appears to be more readily available and of higher purity than in the past, but its use does not appear to have increased significantly. However, dramatic increases have occurred in use of marijuana and PCP by youths over the past year. Drug users and individuals working with them note that the drug scene is changing. Drug abuse has become much more hazardous, the environment is more dangerous, drug dealers are less trustworthy, and drug are more toxic than in the past. In addition, the interviews suggested that if treatment were more accessible and immediately available, many addicted individuals would be likely to enter treatment. Figures and appended methodological information
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): District of Columbia
Note: DCC
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