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Cocaine trends and other drug trends in New York City, 1986-1994.
J Addict Dis. 1996; 15(4):1-12.JA

Abstract

Cocaine, mainly in the form of crack, continues to dominate New York City's illicit drug scene. Trends in cocaine-involved deaths, hospital emergencies, arrest and treatment admissions are reviewed from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Also, street studies conducted at drug coping areas throughout New York City during this period yield ethnographic insights. At the same time that cocaine trends were showing increases in the 1990s, heroin trends and marijuana trends were also showing decisive increases. An upsurge in heroin activity may be directly related to cocaine activity. Heroin's ameliorative effects for the cocaine user are the most direct association. The sequence-first cocaine, then heroin-has been documented by historians in the field. The association between cocaine trends and marijuana trends is less direct, and may represent the substitution of or a retreat to marijuana, a drug that is perceived as much safer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, NY, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8943579

Citation

Frank, B, and J Galea. "Cocaine Trends and Other Drug Trends in New York City, 1986-1994." Journal of Addictive Diseases, vol. 15, no. 4, 1996, pp. 1-12.
Frank B, Galea J. Cocaine trends and other drug trends in New York City, 1986-1994. J Addict Dis. 1996;15(4):1-12.
Frank, B., & Galea, J. (1996). Cocaine trends and other drug trends in New York City, 1986-1994. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 15(4), 1-12.
Frank B, Galea J. Cocaine Trends and Other Drug Trends in New York City, 1986-1994. J Addict Dis. 1996;15(4):1-12. PubMed PMID: 8943579.
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