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Shapiro, Harry, ed. Ford, Chris [Royal College of General Practitioners, UK] . (2004) Guidance for working with cocaine & crack users in primary care. London: Royal College of General Practitioners. 39 p.

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• This guidance focuses particularly on crack cocaine, because it has the potential to cause the most serious problems for the individual, families and the community at large.
• This guidance is aimed at all primary care workers.
• It is important that GPs and other primary care practitioners have a working knowledge of the problems faced by crack users, while at the same time not working in isolation or outside their level of competence.
• This guidance is underpinned as far as possible by the published clinical evidence base. Where there is none, it draws on the experience of users and of staff working in the field. Users have an important role in building up the evidence base for effective interventions, as they are often very knowledgeable.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Cocaine
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method
Source:Royal College of General Practitioners, UK
Date:2004
Pages:39 p.
Publisher:Royal College of General Practitioners
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
B Substances > Cocaine > Crack cocaine
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
B Substances > Cocaine
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines

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