Health Services Research Among Crack-Cocaine Users: A Case Study from the Midwest
Research focusing on active users of crack cocaine and how they interact with the health care system—drug abuse treatment in particular—is a new area of inquiry. Much of what is known about the problems associated with the use of crack comes from short-term studies. This article describes implementation and methodological issues related to conducting health services research with a natural history orientation among a population of active crack cocaine users (n = 444) in Dayton and Montgomery counties in Ohio. Data from this study can help define what addiction to crack really means as well as ways to prevent and treat it.
Siegal, H. A.,
Falck, R. S.,
Carlson, R. G.,
& Rahman, A. M.
(1998). Health Services Research Among Crack-Cocaine Users: A Case Study from the Midwest. American Behavioral Scientist, 41 (8), 1063-1078.