Cocaine-related health emergencies in Europe: a review of sources of information, trends and implications for service development.

@article{Mena2013CocainerelatedHE,
  title={Cocaine-related health emergencies in Europe: a review of sources of information, trends and implications for service development.},
  author={Guillermo Mena and Isabelle Giraudon and Elena Alvarez and John M Corkery and Jo{\~a}o Matias and Kari Grasaasen and Noelia Llorens and Paul Griffiths and Juli{\'a}n Vicente},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={74-81}
}
BACKGROUND Cocaine-related health consequences are difficult to observe. Data on drug users in health-emergency settings may be a useful source of information on consequences that are not visible via other information sources. METHODS Thirty European countries submit an annual national report on the drug situation to the EMCDDA. All reports for the period 2007-2010 were analyzed, with particular attention given to auditing cocaine-related mentions. Analysis was also performed in order to… CONTINUE READING

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