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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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HRB (Electronic Only)
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