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Heroin in the Age of Crack-Cocaine

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Overview

This book presents an historical overview of heroin use in the USA, as well as articles by experts in the field which focus on current developments and emerging trends in prevention, treatment, distribution and consumption. Filling a void in the literature on what is known about the 'new' heroin users, this volume also updates the reader on the status of ageing heroin-addicted populations who initiated use of the drug prior to the 'age of cocaine'.
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This collection of nine articles provides information about new heroin users who have emerged in the age of crack-cocaine which began in the mid-1980s, and the aging heroin-addicted population of those who began their use in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The contributors offer historical overviews and research findings on the nature and scope of US heroin usage. Topics include noninjected administration routes, consumer manipulation of methadone treatment, and use by African-Americans and Manhattan arrestees. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761904243
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Drugs, Health, and Social Policy Series , #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - James A Inciardi and Lana D Harrison
The Re-Emergence of Heroin in the Age of Crack-Cocaine
Heroin Use in the United States - Timothy Kinlock, Thomas E Hanlon and David N Nurco
History and Development
The Heroin Street Addict - James A Inciardi, Duane C McBride and Hilary L Surratt
Profiling a National Population
The Initiation of the Use of Heroin in the Age of Crack - Dale D Chitwood, Mary Comerford and Norman L Weatherby
Heroin Patterns and Trajectories in an African American Cohort (1969-1990) - Ann F Brunswick and Stephen P Titus
Trends in Heroin Use among Manhattan Arrestees from the Heroin and Crack Eras - Bruce D Johnson and Andrew Golub
Trends in the Non-Injected Use of Heroin and Factors Associated with the Transition to Injecting - Alan Neaigus et al
Methadone Maintenance Treatment - Jerome J Platt et al
Its Development and Effectiveness after Thirty Years
'Hustling' within the Clinic - Geoffrey Hunt and Marsha Rosenbaum
Consumer Perspectives on Methadone Maintenance Treatment
The New Heroin Users in the USA - Jean-Paul Grund
What Lessons Can Be Learned from the Diffusion of Heroin Inhalation in The Netherlands To Prevent Large Scale Transitions to Injecting Drug Use
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