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Cocaine pp 1-10 | Cite as

Cocaine in the 1990s

  • Mark S. Gold
Part of the Drugs of Abuse book series (DOAC, volume 3)

Abstract

Despite significant reductions, cocaine consumption remains a formidable problem in the 1990s.
  • In 1991, 6.4 million people over 12 years old used cocaine within the past year.1

  • Among high school seniors in the class of 1991, 7.8% have used cocaine.2

  • The cost of treating infants exposed to cocaine is estimated to be $500 million a year.3

  • Hospital emergency room mentions of cocaine increased in the first two quarters of 1991 to 47,652 from 41,306 in 1990.4

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Illegal Drug High School Senior Cocaine Abuse Drug Trade 
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References

  1. 1.
    National Institute on Drug Abuse. The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Rockville, Md; December 1991.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    National Institute on Drug Abuse. The National High School Senior Survey. Rockville, Md; February 1992.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Phibbs CS, Bateman DA, Schwartz RM. The neonatal costs of maternal cocaine use. J Am Med Assoc. 1991; 266(11):1521–1526.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    National Institute on Drug Abuse. Recent Hospital Emergency Room Data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Rockville, Md; December 1991.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Shannon, E. New kings of coke. Time. July 1, 1991:29–36.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Gold
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neuroscience and PsychiatryUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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