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Parker, Howard and Bury, Catherine and Egginton, Roy (1998) New heroin outbreaks amongst young people in England and Wales. Crime detection and prevention Police Research Group .

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This paper provides an example of an early warning system in relation to drug misuse. The ‘rapid audit’ reported here shows evidence of a spread of heroin use amongst young people which signals the need for action now to prevent this developing into a major problem. The report also suggests how a more systematic early warning system might be developed.


Item Type:Book
Date:1998
Call No:BL2, AA2, VH4
Pages:xii, 7
Publisher:Police Research Group
ISBN:1-84082-129-9
Keywords:heroin, social indicators, young AOD user, England, Wales
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Accession Number:HRB 1058 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of drugs and alcohol use > Drug use initiation
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Wales
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > Context of initiation of drugs and alcohol use
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Drugs and alcohol related crime > Crime associated with drugs and alcohol production and distribution
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour

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