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Griffiths, Paul and Mountenay, Jane and Laniel, Laurent (2012) Understanding changes in heroin availability in Europe over time: emerging evidence for a slide, a squeeze and a shock. Addiction , 107 , (9) , pp. 1539-1540.

In this editorial we discuss the evidence that Europe recently experienced a heroin shortage. The information available suggests that some, but not all, countries experienced a severe market shock linked to law enforcement activities; however, this may be best viewed as an epiphenomenon, accompanying a longer-term decline influenced by both demand and supply side factors.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:April 2012
Page Range:pp. 1539-1540
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Volume:107
Number:9
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
VA Geographic area > Europe
L Social psychology and related concepts > Availability, accessibility, and use
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Drugs and alcohol related crime > Crime associated with drugs and alcohol production and distribution

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