Alcohol, drugs, and urban violence in a small city trauma center.

  title={Alcohol, drugs, and urban violence in a small city trauma center.},
  author={Terry F. Buss and R A Abdu and John R Walker},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={12 2},
Substance abuse and urban trauma go hand in hand. But research focuses on large cities served by major academic medical centers. Do small cities face the same problems? Two hundred thirty-three urban trauma inpatients from a metro area of 250,000 were studied using patient interviews and medical records. As in large cities, one half used alcohol or drugs when attacked. Seventy percent were likely to be young, male, poor African-Americans. Only 3% were gang members, but demographic… CONTINUE READING


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