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    Terapia con cannabis

    Tom Blickman
    04 Mayo 2013

    En respuesta a un blog apoyando la iniciativa innovadora del alcalde de Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, para utilizar los beneficios terapéuticos o mitigadores de la marihuana con el fin de reducir el uso problemático del bazuco [1] el Dr. Augusto Pérez insiste en que no hay indicaciones científicas suficientemente fuertes. Según el director de la Corporación Nuevos Rumbos aplicar la experiencia que en algún momento tuvo Brasil no es posible. Eso no es cierto.

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    Marihuana por bazuco

    Tom Blickman, Amira Armenta
    19 Abril 2013

    La alcaldía de Bogotá ha propuesto recientemente un plan piloto para explorar con adictos al bazuco el reemplazo de esta sustancia por la marihuana. El plan de sustitución se realizaría con 15 consumidores problemáticos del Bronx los cuales ya están recibiendo asistencia de salud en el CAMAD que funciona en ese sector de la ciudad. El tratamiento duraría aproximadamente ocho meses, después de los cuales se haría una evaluación de los resultados.

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    Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs

    • Philippe Lucas, Amanda Reiman, Mitch Earleywine, Stephanie K. McGowan, Megan Oleson, Michael P. Coward, Brian Thomas
    19 Noviembre 2012

    publicationThis article examines the subjective impact of medical cannabis on the use of both licit and illicit substances via self-report from 404 medical cannabis patients recruited from four dispensaries in British Columbia, Canada. The aim of this study is to examine a phenomenon called substitution effect, in which the use of one product or substance is influenced by the use or availability of another.

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    Cocaine addiction treatments to improve control and reduce harm (CATCH)

    • Mascha Nuijten, Peter Blanken, Wim van den Brink, Vincent Hendriks
    31 Julio 2011

    cocaine-addiction-treatmentsCocaine, particularly in its base form ('crack'), has become one of the drugs of most concern in the Netherlands, being associated with a wide range of medical, psychiatric and social problems for the individual, and with significant public order consequences for society. Available treatment options for cocaine dependent users are limited, and a substantial part of the cocaine dependent population is not reached by the addiction treatment system.

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    Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance

    • Jorge Hurtado Gumucio
    30 Septiembre 2010

    coca-leaf-cocaine-maintenanceThe cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition of the “pasta” smoker is compulsive drug-search behavior and addiction to cocaine base destroys emotional and mental balance. Socio-economic maladjustment is the norm amongst “pasta” addicts. Since 1984 I have recommended the chewing of the coca leaf, between 100 to 200 grams of coca leaf per week for the treatment of cocaine dependence.

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    Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use

    • Lúcio Garcia de Oliveira, Solange Aparecida Nappo
    01 Julio 2008

    publicationIn the city of São Paulo, the culture of crack use has undergone considerable changes over these 11 years since it was first described. The sociodemographic profile of the users is practically the same and most use is still compulsive, with significant physical, moral and social impairment among them. Sole use of crack has overwhelmingly been replaced by associations between crack and other drugs, thus characterizing users in the city of São Paulo as multiple drug users.

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    Substitution therapy for amphetamine users

    • James Shearer, John Sherman, Alex Wodak, Ingrid van Beek
    31 Mayo 2002

    publicationThe illicit use of amphetamines continues to be a growing problem in many countries around the world, yet treatment responses remain in need of further development. This is particularly true with regards to pharmacotherapy for amphetamine dependence. In this Harm Reduction Digest four authors who bring together considerable research and clinical experience in this area describe the nature of amphetamine-related problems and consider the role of amphetamine agonists in substitution therapy for amphetamine dependence.

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    Crack Heads and Roots Daughters

    • Melanie Dreher
    01 Enero 2002

    publicationAn ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction with crack cocaine to minimize the undesirable effects of crack pipe smoking, specifically paranoia and weight loss.

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