UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMME

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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMME

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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMME
Vienna
BULLETIN
ON
NARCOTICS
Volume XLVII, Nos. 1 and 2, 1996
Special issue on rapid assessment of drug abuse
UNITED NATIONS
New York, 1998
UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATIONS
ISSN 0007-523X
PREFACE
Future issues
Editorial policy and guidelines for publication
Reprints, purchases and subscriptions
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
CONTENTS

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Creation Date: 1996/01/01

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMME

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMME

Vienna

BULLETIN

ON

NARCOTICS

Volume XLVII, Nos. 1 and 2, 1996

Special issue on rapid assessment of drug abuse

UNITED NATIONS

New York, 1998

UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATIONS

ISSN 0007-523X

PREFACE

The Bulletin on Narcotics is designed to provide information on developments in drug control at the local, national, regional and international levels that would benefit the international community. It is a United Nations publication that is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Individuals and organizations are invited by the Editor to contribute articles to the Bulletindealing with policies, approaches, measures and developments (theoretical and/or practical) relating to various aspects of the drug control effort. Of particular interest are the results of research, studies and practical experience that would provide useful information for policy makers, practitioners and experts, as well as the public at large.

Future issues

The following will be covered or included among the future issues of the Bulletin: cannabis: new developments; drugs and organized crime; MDMA (Ecstasy); and a general issue.

Editorial policy and guidelines for publication

All manuscripts submitted for publication in the Bulletinshould constitute original and scholarly work that has not been published elsewhere or is not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The work should be of relatively high professional calibre in order to meet the requirements of a United Nations technical publication. Contributors are kindly asked to exercise discretion in the content of manuscripts so as to exclude any critical judgement of a particular national or regional situation.

The preferred mode of transmission of manuscripts is in WordPerfect (Windows or DOS). Each submitted manuscript should consist of an original hard copy and a 3.5-inch diskette, in WordPerfect (6.1 for Windows or DOS 5. 1) for the text and Excel or Lotus for charts and tables, in any of the six official languages of the United Nations. The manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words and by a complete set of references numbered in the order of their appearance in the text. The manuscript should be between 10 and 20 double-spaced typewritten pages, including tables, figures and references. Tables should be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate, information provided in the text.

Manuscripts, together with brief curricula vitae of their authors, should be addressed to the Editor, Bulletin on Narcotics, United Nations International Drug Control Programme, P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna, Austria. A transmittal letter should designate one author as correspondent and include his or her complete address, telephone number and, if available, telex or facsimile number. Unpublished manuscripts will be returned to the authors; however, the United Nations cannot be held responsible for loss.

Views expressed in signed articles published in the Bulletinare those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations Secretariat. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of any frontiers or boundaries.

Material published in the Bulletinis the property of the United Nations and enjoys copyright protection 'in accordance with the provisions of Protocol 2 annexed to the Universal Copyright Convention concerning the application of that Convention to the works of certain international organizations.

Reprints, purchases and subscriptions

The following special issues of the Bulletinare available as United Nations publications:

1986

Nature and extent of drug abuse problems and social responses: double issue (vol. 38, Nos. 1 and 2)

1987

Regional and inter-regional responses to the drug abuse phenomenon (vol. 39, No. 1)

The prevention and reduction of the illicit demand for drugs (vol. 39, No. 2) 1988

1988

Treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug-dependent persons (vol. 40, No. 1)

1989

Drug abuse assessment: double issue (vol. 41, Nos. 1 and 2)

1990

Emerging directions and trends in drug abuse control (vol. 42, No. 1)

1991

Involvement of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in matters of drug abuse control (vol. 43, No. 1)

1992

The role of law enforcement agencies in drug abuse control (vol. 44, No. 1)

The environmental impact of drug abuse (vol. 44, No. 2)

1993

Policy issues relating to drug abuse and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (vol. 45, No. 1)

Drug testing in the workplace (vol. 45, No. 2)

1994

The family and drug abuse (vol. 46, No. 1)

General issue on drug abuse (vol. 46, No. 2)

1995

Special issue on gender and drug abuse (vol. 47, Nos. 1 and 2)

Requests for permission to reprint signed material should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York, New York 10017.

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CONTENTS

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Preface iii

Editorial note: Rapid assessment methodology: its origins, development and use by the United Nations International

Drug Control Programme 1

Drug abuse in Nepal: a rapid assessment study by M. Chapagain, A. Chatterjee, K. Kafle and L. P. Uprety 11

Rapid assessment of the drug-injecting situation at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam by R. Power 35

Rapid assessment of drug abuse in Ethiopia by S. Gebre Selassie and,4. Gebre 53

Rapid assessment of drug abuse in Kenya by H. 4. Mwenesi 65

Rapid assessment of drug abuse in Cameroon by E. Wansi, 4. Sam-,4bbenyi, R. Befidi Mengue, E Ntone Enyme, F. Ntone Ntone, E. Ewane, P. 4wah and Binam Bikoi 79

The drug-use situation in the Czech Republic by P. M. Tyrlic, T Zuda, P. Bém and R. Power 89

Rapid assessment of drug consumption at Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia by L. Caris, R. Suarez, G. Covarrubias, E. Ferncindez and E. Roca 99

Estimating the extent of the heroin problem in Slovenia: application of the key informant approach and the nomination technique where there are no other reliable sources of information by D. Nolimal 121