EMCDDA logo Annual report on the state of the drugs problem in the European Union 2001

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Chapter 1: Drug demand and drug supply
Chapter 2: Responses to drug use
Chapter 3: Selected issues
Chapter 4: The drugs problem in central and eastern European countries
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CHAPTER 3

Selected issues

This chapter highlights three specific issues relating to the drug problem in Europe: cocaine and 'base/crack cocaine', infectious diseases and synthetic drugs

Cocaine and 'base/crack' cocaine

Prevalence, patterns, and problems | Market | Intervention projects and new approaches| Policy issues

Infectious diseases

Prevalence and trends | Determinants and consequences | Harm-reduction responses

Synthetic drugs

Spread of use | Behaviours and patterns of use | Availability of substances | Treatment data | Health risks | Related deaths | Responses | Supply reduction | New initiatives and challenges for policy-making


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