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Title: Epidemiologic Trends in Drugs Abuse: Proceedings, Community Epidemiology Work Group, June 1991
Corporate Author: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, (JBS) Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 433
Sponsoring Agency: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, (JBS) Inc
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 271-90-5300
Publication Number: (ADM)91-1849
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: At the 30th meeting of the Community Epidemiology Work (CEWG) group in June 1991, the 20 representatives reported on current drug abuse patterns and trends in their cities.
Abstract: Although cocaine remained the most serious drug of concern, recent health indicator data suggested a continuing decline throughout most of the CEWG network. In all but one area, emergency room mentioned declined between the first three quarters of 1989 and the same period of 1990. The sharpest declines occurred in Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The drug continues to rank highest in nonalcohol emergency room mentions in every CEWG city except San Francisco and San Diego, where it ranks second and third respectively. Cocaine-related deaths declined in 13 of the 14 areas where death data were available. Heroin-related deaths revealed a mixed trend. Marijuana prices increased in some areas, were stable in others, and declined in others. Stimulant abuse was most apparent in the western region and Dallas, but declines have occurred. Other data covered barbiturates, sedatives/hypnotics, and hallucinogens. Figures, tables, and list of participants
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug effects; Drug overdose; Drug related fatalities
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