ERIC Number: ED450312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union, 2000.
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon (Portugal).
This report presents an overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe at the start of the new millennium. The first chapter begins with a discussion of overall drug trends. Specifically, it examines trends in drug use and the consequences including multiple drug use; problem drug use and demand for treatment; drug-related deaths; drug-related infectious diseases; and other morbidity. A discussion of the trends in response to drug use looks at policy and strategy development; prevention; reducing the harmful consequences of drug use; and treatment. Chapter two discusses the prevalence and patterns of drug use. Health consequences of drug use, law-enforcement indicators, and drug-market indicators (seizures, price, and purity) are covered in this chapter. The third chapter explains policy and strategy developments as well as demand-reduction responses as they relate to the drug use problem. Chapter four examines substitution treatment, prosecution of drug-related offenses, and problems facing women drug users and their children. The final chapter discusses the drug problem in Central and Eastern Europe. The prevalence and patterns of use and the responses to the problem are addressed in this chapter. (MKA)
Descriptors: Children, Cocaine, Communicable Diseases, Crime, Death, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Heroin, Marijuana, Policy, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon (Portugal).
Identifiers - Location: European Union