Route of cocaine administration: patterns of use and problems among a Brazilian sample.

@article{Ferri1999RouteOC,
  title={Route of cocaine administration: patterns of use and problems among a Brazilian sample.},
  author={Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri and Michael Gossop},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={815-21}
}
Route of administration has important implications for the understanding of drug addiction and related-problems. This cross-sectional study investigates patterns of consumption and cocaine-related problems among snorting and crack cocaine users in São Paulo and outlines changes in route of cocaine administration in Brazil between 1980-1997. Crack cocaine users had more social and health problems and higher involvement in crime than intranasal users. These problems, compounded by the larger… CONTINUE READING