Items tagged with crack

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São Paulo’s drug policies are working – will the new mayor kill them? [20.10.2016] A harm-reduction approach, De Braços Abertos (“With Open Arms”), to homeless crack use in São Paulo’s city centre hangs in the balance. For over two ...
The interplay between drug-use behaviors, settings, and access to care [14.08.2015] Despite the growing attention surrounding crack cocaine use in Brazil, little is understood about crack users’ histories, use patterns and the interp...
Four of the major fear campaigns that helped create America's insane war on drugs [08.02.2015] If moral entrepreneurs and interest groups manage to whip up enough fear and anxiety, they can create a full-blown moral panic, the widespread sense ...
Is São Paulo's drug treatment program working? [21.01.2015] Authorities say crack use has dropped 80 percent in São Paulo's notorious "Crackland" district since the implementation of With Open Arms ("De Braços...
Controversial São Paulo project offers jobs to crack addicts in Cracolândia [28.10.2014] On a mild winter morning in São Paulo, two dozen people pick up brooms and rubbish bins from a warehouse. They wear blue jumpsuits with a De Braços A...
Crack cocaine is king in Brazil: What Sao Paulo is doing about it [25.04.2014] São Paulo's Cracolândia has been here for 15 years. Its population hovered around 1,500. The city recently took over a collection of flophouses aroun...
The battle against 'pasta base' [05.03.2014] In December, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legislate for the production, sale and state regulation of marijuana. Many hope that whe...
Crack cocaine users: New data from Brazil [15.10.2013] Last September, the Brazilian Ministries of Health and Justice presented data of two key surveys – “ Estimated number of crack and similar drug users...
Brazil state launches crack rehabilitation program [08.05.2013] Sao Paulo State expanded its attack on crack cocaine by unveiling a program that will provide about $650 a month in subsidies for the rehabilitation ...
Cracolândia: the crack capital of Brazil where addicts are forced to seek help [08.05.2013] With Brazil gripped by a crack epidemic, the authorities have launched a series of controversial initiatives. Since the start of last year, São Paulo...
Colombia’s capital banks on marijuana cure for hard drug addicts [07.05.2013] Marijuana has long been accused of being a gateway to deadlier vices. But could cannabis be a swinging door that might also lead people away from har...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste (...
Brighton plans safe rooms for addicts to inject drugs [13.04.2013] Brighton is set to be the first British city to offer official "drug consumption rooms" where addicts can use heroin, crack and cocaine under supervi...
Daniel Vaillant pense à une «salle de crack» [13.04.2013] Daniel Vaillant (PS), a suggéré de réfléchir à la création d’une salle de consommation de crack, une fois que la «salle de shoot» de la gare du Nord ...
Drugs in Brazil: Cracking up [05.04.2013] São Paulo’s Cracolândia was Brazil ’s first and is still its biggest. It is home to 2,000 addicts. But most Brazilian cities now have similar distric...
Marijuana to fight drug addiction [01.04.2013] BBC Mundo reports that Bogotá is planning a system of "controlled consumption centers," where addicts could be weaned off more hard-core drugs, such ...
UN concerned by arbitrary arrests in Brazil [27.03.2013] The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention voiced concern about the rising number of arbitrary arrests in Brazil, which has one of the h...
Forced treatment for Brazil crack addicts [25.02.2013] The city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for crack users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São Paulo began ...
Drug users to have secure site in Paris [11.02.2013] Drug users in France will soon have a state-sanctioned place where they can use heroin, crack and other intravenous drugs, after the government appro...
Anti-Crack Efforts Miss Targets: Daily [14.01.2013] The government’s campaign to curb crack cocaine use that was launched late last year is failing to deliver on its targets, reports O Globo. As of the...
Brazil debates treatment options in crack epidemic [30.12.2012] With a boom in crack use ov er the past decade, Brazilian authorities are struggling to stop the drug's spread, sparking a debate over the legality a...
Legalise ganja to treat HIV, cancer, doctors tell gov't [22.12.2012] Marcus Day of the Caribbean Drug and Alcohol Research Institute believes the time has come for regional governments to legalise marijuana to countera...
Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs [19.11.2012] This article examines the subjective impact of medical cannabis on the use of both licit and illicit substances via self-report from 404 medical cann...
Brazil: Drug dealers say no to crack in Rio [18.08.2012] Once crack was introduced about six years ago, Mandela and the surrounding complex of shantytowns became Rio's main outdoor drug market, a "cracoland...
Bring back the free crack pipes [05.09.2011] When you hear that your government is helping addicts shoot up or smoke crack, it's normal to wonder: how can this possibly be good? Until recently, ...
Free crack cocaine pipes enable the saving of lives [21.08.2011] In 2008, Safeworks, an outreach program of Alberta Health Services, began a harm reduction program aimed at mitigating the effects of sharing crack p...
Free crack pipe service discontinued in Calgary [19.08.2011] A decision to stop a clean crack-pipe distribution program has disappointed those working to rehabilitate street addicts. Since 2008, Alberta Health ...
Cocaine addiction treatments to improve control and reduce harm (CATCH) [18.08.2011] Cocaine, particularly in its base form ('crack'), has become one of the drugs of most concern in the Netherlands, being associated with a wide range ...
Drug users to receive crack pipes as part of pilot project [02.08.2011] Vancouver health officials will distribute new crack pipes to non-injection drug users this fall as part of a pilot project aimed at engaging crack c...
In booming Brazil, crack strikes late but hard [18.07.2011] About two decades after the U.S. emerged from the worst of its own crack epidemic, Brazilian authorities are watching the cheap drug spread across th...
Uptake, benefits of and barriers to safer crack use kit (SCUK) distribution programmes in Victoria, Canada [30.06.2011] Crack use is prevalent amongst street drug users in Canadian cities, and associated with severe drug use, health and social problems. Whilst few targ...
Insite’s next battle: supervised inhalation [14.05.2011] Insite’s operators have twice applied for a federal health exemption to allow crack cocaine smokers to use the room – the request was rejected in 200...
Do crack smoking practices change with the introduction of safer crack kits? [30.04.2011] Crack smoking has increased in Vancouver despite the harms associated with its use. Many people who smoke crack share their equipment, thereby increa...
The Safer Crack Use Program [01.06.2010] This fact sheet explains the Safer Crack Use Program of the Public Health Department of Toronto (Canada). In Toronto, a range of community-based, gov...
Crack untamed: treat users, kill the market [07.05.2010] Brazil will soon have a special police task force targeting crack-cocaine. Meanwhile, the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais proposes its own drug fight...
Smoking of crack cocaine as a risk factor for HIV infection among people who use injection drugs [27.10.2009] This paper examined whether use of crack cocaine has become a risk factor for HIV infection. Smoking of crack cocaine was found to be an independent ...
Distributing safer crack use kits in Canada [01.09.2008] A number of public health departments and community organizations in Canada distribute safer crack use kits to people who use crack cocaine. The kits...
Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use [01.07.2008] In the city of São Paulo, the culture of crack use has undergone considerable changes over these 11 years since it was first described. The sociodemo...
Cocaine paste and cannabis in the field of mental health in Chile [26.02.2007] Clinical observations and scientific evidence - The use of some drugs in Chile remains silenced in official discourses, making it important to clinic...
'Paco' Under Scrutiny [01.10.2006] Based on two studies carried out in the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, this report examines the origin, characteristics and impact of the exp...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...
Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance [30.09.2000] The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition ...
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis by Crack Addicts in Brazil [01.10.1999] This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they...
The standard low dose of oral cocaine [31.12.1993] Coca tea has been used for the treatment of cocaine dependence. Two previous reports found that treatment that includes coca tea can be successful in...

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