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Title: Nature and Extent of the Drug Abuse Problem in Maryland
Corporate Author: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
College Park, MD 20740
Maryland Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Cmssn
Towson, MD 21286
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Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland
4321 Hartwick Road
Suite 501
College Park, MD 20740
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report documents the nature and extent of the drug problem in Maryland and changes since publication of the State's last Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Plan in November 1992.
Abstract: Alcohol remains the single most abused substance by citizens of Maryland. Cocaine is the second most frequently mentioned drug among Maryland treatment admissions. Indicators do not yet identify a major new recruitment to heroin abuse. However, law enforcement intelligence shows that there are more dealers in the state who are actively trying to market heroin and that it is available from a variety of sources. A 3-percent increase in marijuana-related treatment admissions among clients under age 18 is predicted for FY 1993. There are no shortages in availability of synthetic drugs such as PCP and LSD. There are few good indicators of nonmedical use of licit pharmaceuticals. The report includes sections on Baltimore City Drug Indicators and Medical Examiner and Emergency Room Data; Drug Trafficking; Distribution Patterns of Organizations and Groups; Geographic Spread of Drugs; Impact on the Criminal Justice and Human Services Systems; Alcohol and Other Drugs Used by Maryland Motorists; and Drug Use and HIV/AIDS. Figures
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Cocaine; Designer drugs; Drug abuse; Drug sources; Drug testing; Heroin; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Marijuana; Maryland; Statistics
Note: CESAR (Center for Substance Abuse Research) Special Topics on Substance Abuse Report 93-4
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