Bulletin on Narcotics
Volume LII, Nos. 1 and 2, 2000
Economic and social costs of substance abuse
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The present issue of the Bulletin contains papers that were originally prepared for the Third International Symposium on the Economic and Social Costs of Substance Abuse, organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Banff, Alberta, Canada, from 31 May to 3 June 2000.
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The following special issues of the Bulletin are also available as United Nations publications:
Drug abuse assessment: double issue (vol. XLI, Nos. 1 and 2)
Emerging directions and trends in drug abuse control (vol. XLII, No. 1)
The role of law enforcement agencies in drug abuse control (vol. XLIV, No. 1)
The environmental impact of drug abuse (vol. XLIV, No. 2)
Policy issues relating to drug abuse and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (vol. XLV, No. 1)
Drug testing in the workplace (vol. XLV, No. 2)
Special issue on gender and drug abuse (vol. XLVII, Nos. 1 and 2)
Special issue on rapid assessment of drug abuse (vol. XLVIII, Nos. 1 and 2)
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Double issue on cannabis: recent developments (vol. XLIX, Nos. 1 and 2, and vol. L, Nos. 1 and 2).
Occasional papers (vol. LI, Nos. 1 and 2.
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