Bulletin on Narcotics

Volume LV, Nos. 1 and 2, 2003

The practice of drug abuse epidemiology

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Contents

Preface

Developing a global perspective on drug consumption patterns and trends- the challenge for drug epidemiology
by P. Griffiths and R. McKetin

The influence of epidemiology on drug control policy
by D. F. Musto and Z. Sloboda

Supporting evidence-based policy-making: a case study of the Illicit Drug Reporting System in Australia
by L. Topp and R. McKetin

Experiences of the multi-city network of the Pompidou Group, 1983-2002
by R. Bless

Understanding drug trends in the United States of America: the role of the Community Epidemiology Work Group as part of a comprehensive drug information system
by Z. Sloboda and N. J. Kozel

Drug epidemiology in the European institutions: historical background and key indicators
by R. L. Hartnoll

The Caribbean epidemiological network: the complexities of developing a regional perspective
by K.-G. Douglas and J. Hillebrand

Developing the Southern African Development Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use: methods and issues
by C. D. H. Parry, A. Plüddemann and J. Strijdom

The challenge of developing drug information systems in Africa
by M. Warner-Smith

Mexico: systems for the epidemiological diagnosis of drug abuse
by M. E. Medina-Mora, P. Cravioto, A. Ortíz, P. Kuri, J. Villatoro

Trends in the prevalence of psychoactive substance use in the
Russian Federation

by E. A. Koshkina

Issues surrounding the detection of a reduction in drug supply: the heroin shortage in Australia in 2001
by L. Degenhardt, L. Topp and C. Day