UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMME
Volume XLVI, No. 2, 1994
General issue on drug abuse
New York, 1994
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Editorial policy and guidelines for publication
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Creation Date: 1994/01/01
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.
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Two commemorative issues to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations in 1995 will be among the future issues of the Bulletin.
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The following special issues of the Bulletinare available as United Nations publications:
Scientific developments relating to detection techniques for the control of drugs (vol. 37, No. 1)
Drugs and youth: double issue devoted to the International Youth Year, 1985 (vol. 37, Nos. 2 and 3)
Cannabis (vol. 37, No. 4)
Nature and extent of drug abuse problems and social responses: double issue (vol. 38, Nos. 1 and 2)
Regional and interregional responses to the drug abuse phenomenon (vol. 39, No. 1)
The prevention and reduction of the illicit demand for drugs (vol. 39, No. 2)
Treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug -dependent persons (vol. 40, No. 1)
Drug abuse assessment: double issue (vol. 41, Nos. 1 and 2)
Emerging directions and trends in drug abuse control (vol. 42, No. 1)
Involvement of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in matters of drug abuse control (vol. 43, No. 1)
The role of law enforcement agencies in drug abuse control (vol. 44, No. 1)
The environmental impact of drug abuse (vol. 44, No. 2)
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)
The family and drug abuse (vol. 46, No. 1)
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The international drug control cooperation policy of the
European Community: a personal view by C. van der Vaeren 1
Transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking by P. Williams and C. Florez 9
High-dose cocaine use in Bolivia and Peru by M. Gossop, M. Butron and M. Molla 25
Changes in psychological characteristics of drug abusers in a group counselling programme by T.H. Ong 35
Volatile substance abuse by R.J. Flanagan and R.J. Ives 49
Fifty years of development of opium characterization methods by B. Remberg, A. Nikiforov and G. Buchbauer 79
Comparison of three advanced chromatographic techniques for cannabis identification by D. Debruyne, F. Albessard, M.C. Bigot and M. Moulin 10901
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