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Cocaine use in Europe - a multi-centre study: patterns of use in different groups.
Eur Addict Res. 2004; 10(4):147-55.EA

Abstract

AIM

The study investigates patterns of cocaine powder and crack cocaine use of different groups in nine European cities.

DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS

Multi-centre cross-sectional study conducted in Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich. Data were collected by structured face-to-face interviews. The sample comprises 1,855 cocaine users out of three subgroups: 632 cocaine users in addiction treatment, mainly maintenance treatment; 615 socially marginalized cocaine users not in treatment, and 608 socially integrated cocaine users not in treatment.

MEASUREMENTS

Use of cocaine powder, crack cocaine and other substances in the last 30 days, routes of administration, and lifetime use of cocaine powder and crack cocaine.

FINDINGS

The marginalized group showed the highest intensity of cocaine use, the highest intensity of heroin use and of multiple substance use. 95% of the integrated group snorted cocaine powder, while in the two other groups, injecting was quite prevalent, but with huge differences between the cities. 96% of all participants had used at least one other substance in addition to cocaine in the last 30 days.

CONCLUSIONS

The use of cocaine powder and crack cocaine varies widely between different groups and between cities. Nonetheless, multiple substance use is the predominating pattern of cocaine use, and the different routes of administration have to be taken into account.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Suchtforschung der Universität Hamburg, Germany. prinzleve@uke.uni-hamburg.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15367815

Citation

Prinzleve, Michael, et al. "Cocaine Use in Europe - a Multi-centre Study: Patterns of Use in Different Groups." European Addiction Research, vol. 10, no. 4, 2004, pp. 147-55.
Prinzleve M, Haasen C, Zurhold H, et al. Cocaine use in Europe - a multi-centre study: patterns of use in different groups. Eur Addict Res. 2004;10(4):147-55.
Prinzleve, M., Haasen, C., Zurhold, H., Matali, J. L., Bruguera, E., Gerevich, J., Bácskai, E., Ryder, N., Butler, S., Manning, V., Gossop, M., Pezous, A. M., Verster, A., Camposeragna, A., Andersson, P., Olsson, B., Primorac, A., Fischer, G., Güttinger, F., ... Krausz, M. (2004). Cocaine use in Europe - a multi-centre study: patterns of use in different groups. European Addiction Research, 10(4), 147-55.
Prinzleve M, et al. Cocaine Use in Europe - a Multi-centre Study: Patterns of Use in Different Groups. Eur Addict Res. 2004;10(4):147-55. PubMed PMID: 15367815.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cocaine use in Europe - a multi-centre study: patterns of use in different groups. AU - Prinzleve,Michael, AU - Haasen,Christian, AU - Zurhold,Heike, AU - Matali,Josep Lluis, AU - Bruguera,Eugeni, AU - Gerevich,József, AU - Bácskai,Erika, AU - Ryder,Niamh, AU - Butler,Shane, AU - Manning,Victoria, AU - Gossop,Michael, AU - Pezous,Anne-Marie, AU - Verster,Annette, AU - Camposeragna,Antonella, AU - Andersson,Pia, AU - Olsson,Börje, AU - Primorac,Andjela, AU - Fischer,Gabriele, AU - Güttinger,Franziska, AU - Rehm,Jürgen, AU - Krausz,Michael, PY - 2004/9/16/pubmed PY - 2005/1/29/medline PY - 2004/9/16/entrez SP - 147 EP - 55 JF - European addiction research JO - Eur Addict Res VL - 10 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: The study investigates patterns of cocaine powder and crack cocaine use of different groups in nine European cities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Multi-centre cross-sectional study conducted in Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich. Data were collected by structured face-to-face interviews. The sample comprises 1,855 cocaine users out of three subgroups: 632 cocaine users in addiction treatment, mainly maintenance treatment; 615 socially marginalized cocaine users not in treatment, and 608 socially integrated cocaine users not in treatment. MEASUREMENTS: Use of cocaine powder, crack cocaine and other substances in the last 30 days, routes of administration, and lifetime use of cocaine powder and crack cocaine. FINDINGS: The marginalized group showed the highest intensity of cocaine use, the highest intensity of heroin use and of multiple substance use. 95% of the integrated group snorted cocaine powder, while in the two other groups, injecting was quite prevalent, but with huge differences between the cities. 96% of all participants had used at least one other substance in addition to cocaine in the last 30 days. CONCLUSIONS: The use of cocaine powder and crack cocaine varies widely between different groups and between cities. Nonetheless, multiple substance use is the predominating pattern of cocaine use, and the different routes of administration have to be taken into account. SN - 1022-6877 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15367815/Cocaine_use_in_Europe___a_multi_centre_study:_patterns_of_use_in_different_groups_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000079835 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -