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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Giraudon, Isabelle and Mena, Guillermo and Matias, Joao and Vicente, Julian (2014) Emergency health consequences of cocaine use in Europe. A review of the monitoring of drug-related acute emergencies in 30 European countries. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

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This study reveals the substantial levels of morbidity related to cocaine use, translated into the large number of cocaine cases seen in various emergency settings in European countries. This health burden is often not captured by other traditional drug indicators. The report also points to the potential for early prevention, assessment and referral opportunities that may currently be overlooked, including the referral of some patients who may benefit from specific counselling or treatment.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Introduction
Methods
The medical complications of cocaine use
Drug-related health emergencies, with a focus on cocaine: data collection systems and results
Discussion
Conclusions and public health implications
References
Annex 1: Data collection sources and results, country-by-country
Annex 2: Data from the US Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
Annex 3: Relevant findings from the DRUID project

Date:April 2014
Pages:59 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Cocaine
G Health and disease > State of health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Emergency care
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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