Community Epidemiology Working Group Assessment of Cocaine Use and Availability in the US, 2013

"Cocaine continued to be reported as a drug of concern in CEWG areas in all four regions of the United States. The impact of cocaine abuse continued to be reported by area representatives as high in Baltimore/Maryland/Washington, DC; Boston; Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia; and the South Florida/Miami-Dade and Broward Counties area. However, the decline in cocaine indicators reported at recent CEWG meetings continued to be observed by many area representatives. Seven of 19 CEWG area representatives reported decreasing indicators for cocaine: Atlanta; Baltimore/Maryland/Washington, DC; Chicago; Denver/Colorado; Detroit; San Francisco (where the decline was a key finding for this reporting period); and Texas. Eight CEWG area representatives reported mixed indicators for cocaine (with some increasing, some decreasing, and some stable): Boston, Los Angeles, Maine, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle. Cocaine indicators were reported as stable from 2012 to 2013 by four area representatives: Cincinnati, St. Louis, San Diego, and South Florida/Miami-Dade and Broward Counties."


"Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse: Proceedings of the Community Epidemiology Work Group, Highlights and Executive Summary, June 2014" (Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, September 2014), p. 9.