Current trends in illegal drug use and drug related health problems in Switzerland.

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serval:BIB_79ABE5D89494
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Current trends in illegal drug use and drug related health problems in Switzerland.
Périodique
Swiss medical weekly
Auteur⸱e⸱s
De Preux E., Dubois-Arber F., Zobel F.
ISSN
1424-7860 (Print)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
29/05/2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
134
Numéro
21-22
Pages
313-321
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
As part of the evaluation of the Confederation's measures to reduce drug related problems, a review of available data on drug use and drug related problems in Switzerland has been conducted. Source of data included: population surveys (adults and teenagers), surveys among drug users, health statistics (drug related and AIDS related deaths, HIV case reporting, drug treatments) police statistics (denunciations for consumption).
The aims of reducing the number of dependent hard drug users have been achieved where heroin is concerned. In particular, there seems to have been a decrease in the number of people becoming addicted to this substance. For all other illegal substances, especially cannabis, the trend is towards an increased use, as in many European countries. As regards dependent drug users, especially injecting drug users, progress has been made in the area of harm reduction and treatment coverage.
This epidemiological assessment can be used in the discussions currently engaged about the revision of the Law governing narcotics and will be a baseline for future follow up of the situation.

Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Drug and Narcotic Control, Health Surveys, Humans, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Street Drugs/adverse effects, Street Drugs/classification, Substance-Related Disorders/classification, Substance-Related Disorders/complications, Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology, Switzerland/epidemiology
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Web of science
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05/03/2008 15:57
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20/08/2019 14:36
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