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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2007) Treatment of problem cocaine use: a review of the literature. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

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Previously perceived as a drug for the wealthy, cocaine use has become more prevalent in Europe in the last decade. Problem use of the drug has likewise experienced a strong surge, and this has put strain on providers of drug treatment. Increasingly, practitioners need to provide evidence-based treatment services to a heterogeneous population of problem cocaine users.

In order to inform the general public and professionals, the EMCDDA has published a comprehensive review of the literature on treatment of problem cocaine use. In accessible language, the review aims to summarise a variety of topics related to cocaine treatment: current issues in the treatment of cocaine dependence; pharmacological and psychosocial treatment; harm reduction; inpatient treatment and aftercare. It also explores a number of innovative European and global responses to cocaine treatment.

In addition to a traditional review of the literature, the review includes original information provided by a network of European researchers and practitioners, as well as other key opinion leaders and clinicians working in the field of treatment of cocaine dependence. It thus serves as a snapshot of the state of the art in health responses to cocaine use.


Date:2007
Pages:60 p.
Publisher:Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
ISBN:92-9168-274-8
Notes:A review of the literature published since this literature review was first completed is available (March 2009): Treatment of problem cocaine use — a short update.
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
VA Geographic area > Europe

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