The Brazilian 'Cracolandia' open drug scene and the challenge of implementing a comprehensive and effective drug policy

The Brazilian 'Cracolandia' open drug scene and the challenge of implementing a comprehensive and effective drug policy

Author Ribeiro, Marcelo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Frajzinger, Rosana Google Scholar
Sala Alonso, Ana Leonor Google Scholar
Marchetti, Lucas Google Scholar
Williams, Anna V. Google Scholar
Strang, John Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Open air drug scenes represent very substantial challenges to health and law enforcement professionals around the world, especially in LAMI countries. Crack-cocaine users have gathered for 25 years in Cracolandia (Sao Paulo, Brazil), one of the world's largest open drug scenes. Several initiatives have provided treatment, employment and accommodation, but the Cracolandia problem is complex and impact has been limited, highlighting the need for a multi-dimensional perspective and multi-agency response.
Keywords Brazil
crack cocaine
drug policy
drug trafficking
law enforcement
open air drug scenes
violence
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Hoboken
Language English
Sponsor National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
King's College London
Date 2016
Published in Addiction. Hoboken, v. 111, n. 4, p. 571-573, 2016.
ISSN 0965-2140 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 571-573
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.13151
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Editorial
Web of Science ID WOS:000372907400001
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/56158

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