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Title: Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse: Proceedings, Community Epidemiology Work Group, December 1990
Corporate Author: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, (JBS) Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 495
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)91-1773
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 29th meeting of the Community Epidemiology Work (CEWG) group in December 1990, the 20 representatives reported on current drug abuse patterns and trends in their cities.
Abstract: Although cocaine remains the most serious drug of concern, recent health indicator data suggest a continuing decline throughout most of the CEWG network. In all areas except Atlanta, Newark, and St. Louis, emergency room mentions declined over the year. The sharpest declines occurred in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, and Seattle. Cocaine-related and heroin-related deaths have a mixed trend. Approximately five methadone/propoxyphene deaths per quarter are recorded in Seattle. Methadone ranks fourth among New York drug emergency room mentions. Marijuana ranks second among drug emergency room mentions in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and New Orleans. Stimulant abuse is most evident in the western region and in Dallas, but declines are apparent. Tricyclic antidepressants continue to be detected in some Detroit heroin and cocaine deaths. PCP- related death reports have declined in Los Angeles and San Francisco; PCP-related emergency room mentions have continued to decline sharply in Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago and more moderately in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, and St. Louis. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug effects; Drug overdose; Drug related fatalities
Note: DCC
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