ERIC Number: ED459374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Heroin: Challenge for the 21st Century.
Gordon, Susan M.
The rise in heroin use in the 1990s is attributed to an increase in snorting and smoking heroin as opposed to earlier epidemics that relied on intravenous use. An increase in purity has also added to the addiction problem. The trend towards use by young people was confirmed by the 2000 Monitoring the Future Study, which reported that 10.6% of high school seniors had tried heroin. This document discusses problems faced by the Caron Foundation in treating this new wave of heroin use. It includes profiles of addiction as well as the current trends in heroin use. There is extensive information about the biological, psychological, and social issues surrounding heroin, heroin use, its pharmacological impact, and various treatment protocols. (Contains 15 figures and 53 references.) (ADT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Clinics, Drug Addiction, Gender Issues, Heroin, Illegal Drug Use, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Psychotherapy, Social Problems, Substance Abuse, Trend Analysis, Young Adults
Caron Foundation, Galen Hall Road, P.O. Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565. Tel: 800-678-2332 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.caron.org. For full text: http://www.caron.org/pdf/Heroin.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caron Foundation, Wernersville, PA.