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Title: Drug Abuse Trends in Greater Boston and Massachusetts
Author(s): T W Clark; E A Elliott; M Krakow
Corporate Author: Health and Addictions Research, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Health and Addictions Research, Inc
Boston, MA 02116
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Sale Source: Health and Addictions Research, Inc
419 Boylston Street
Suite 801
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides data on trends in drug use for Greater Boston and Massachusetts for the period 1991 through 1995.
Abstract: Data were obtained from the Drug Abuse Warning Network, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the AIDS Surveillance Program, the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and two focus groups with female clients in residential treatment. Findings show that cocaine, heroin, and marijuana remain the predominant illicit drugs of abuse in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts. Cocaine indicators have stabilized after a decline in earlier reporting periods; 1994 emergency department mentions are virtually unchanged from 1993. Arrests from January to May 1995 and fiscal year 1995 treatment admissions have increased; price remains low, purity high, and availability continues to increase. As of November 1, 1995, 10,816 AIDS cases had been reported in Massachusetts. Injection drug use accounted for 35 percent of new AIDS cases reported between May 1, 1994, and October 31, 1995. 6 tables
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Crack; Hallucinogens; Heroin; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Marijuana; Massachusetts; Trend analysis
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