ERIC Number: ED354444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Crack Cocaine: A Challenge for Prevention. OSAP Prevention Monograph-9.
DuPont, Robert L., Ed.
This monograph presents the history and epidemiology of crack cocaine and demonstrates aspects of the drug and its use that are unique in the field of prevention. Problems specific to crack cocaine that require specifically focused prevention strategies are examined and recommendations for a crack cocaine research agenda are provided. Chapter 1 examines crack cocaine epidemiology, including sources of data, a summary of national survey data, and observations derived from other data sources. Chapter 2 discusses drug abuse patterns, first looking at general drug abuse patterns and then examining crack cocaine use patterns. Chapter 3 focuses on defining drug use prevention, reviewing prevention strategies of the 20th century, contemporary drug use prevention programs, and preventing crack cocaine use. Chapter 4 discusses the research agenda for crack cocaine use prevention. It describes etiologic and epidemiologic studies, evaluation research, and information exchange. The report concludes that there must be continued research to assess the efficacy of prevention efforts and to communicate the process and the outcomes of successful prevention efforts. References are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Crack, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Epidemiology, Etiology, Prevention, Research, Research Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.