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DUAILIBI, Lígia Bonacim; RIBEIRO, Marcelo  and  LARANJEIRA, Ronaldo. Profile of cocaine and crack users in Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2008, vol.24, suppl.4, pp.s545-s557. ISSN 1678-4464.

This article aims to systematize the profile of cocaine and crack users in Brazil. The study adopted a literature review of the MEDLINE, LILACS, Cochrane Library databases and CAPES thesis/dissertation database. Data were grouped in thematic categories: national household surveys, surveys of specific population groups, profile of patients that seek treatment, and mortality and morbidity. Within each category the principal findings from the Brazilian literature were described and then discussed. The article concludes that the information on cocaine and crack consumption in Brazil is still incipient, but that the scientific community can already draw on a relevant theoretical corpus that can be used to update current public policies on this issue.

Keywords : Cocaine; Crack Cocaine; Street Drugs; Drug Abuse.

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