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TitleThe Cocaine Crisis [electronic resource] / edited by David F. Allen
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1987
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1837-8
Descript 242 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Proceedings of a conference of experts on cocaine addiction, this early volume documents the devastating effects of crack, then a new cocaine preparation, and its extraordinary addicting properties. The Bahamian experience with crack provided an early warning about the extreme personal and social dangers of this drug


CONTENT

Introductory Chapters -- History of Cocaine -- Modes of Use, Precursors, and Indicators of Cocaine Abuse -- The Implications of Crack -- The Consumer Society: The American Experience -- Cocaine: The American Experience -- Cocaine: Drug Epidemic of the โ{128}{152}80โ{128}{153}s -- The Self-Medication Hypothesis of Addictive Disorders: Focus on Heroin and Cocaine Dependence -- Psychotherapy for Cocaine Abusers -- Public Health Approaches to the Cocaine Problem: Lessons From The Bahamas -- The Trans-Shipment Societies: The Caribbean Experience -- The Bahamas and Drug Abuse -- Epidemic Freebase Cocaine Abuse: A Case Study From The Bahamas -- Drug Abuse 1975โ{128}{147}1985: Clinical Perspectives of the Bahamian Experience of Illegal Substances -- Cocaine Psychosis -- Cocaine and the Bahamian Woman: Treatment Issues -- Treatment Approaches to Cocaine Abuse and Dependency in The Bahamas -- Cocaine Update -- The Producer Societies: The South American Experience -- Somatic Disorders Associated with the Abuse of Coca Paste and Cocaine Hydrochloride -- Coca Paste Effects in Bolivia -- Cocaine and Basuco: An Overview of Colombia, 1985 -- Working Towards the Future: A Challenge for Change -- Cocaine Addiction: A Socio-Ethical Perspective -- Epilogue: A Vision of Hope -- About the Editor -- Contributors


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