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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

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Report
Drug Type
Cocaine
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
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)

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