Develop and Implement Mobile Outreach and Intervention Protocols

Sponsor

Alvarez Associates LLC

Principal Investigator

Dr. Hendree Jones, UNC Horizons, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Run Dates

4/1/2013 to 12/15/2013

Total Award Amount

$700,000.00

 

Summary

 Cocaine is a main problem drug in South America, accounting for some 50% of all drug-related treatment demand in the region. This is particularly true in the Southern Cone region of South America, which includes part of Southern and Southeast Brazil (e.g., São Paulo), along with Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Part of this new drug consumption is driven by cheap cocaine by-products like crack. This project has 4 specific objectives: 1.Working with key stakeholders, develop a pilot program focused on training, implementing, and evaluating community mobile outreach, prevention and treatment services for crack and other smoked cocaine addicted children and adolescents living in Brazil. 2.Working with key stakeholders, develop, adapt, train, implement and evaluate specialized mobile protocols to prevent and treat crack cocaine addicted youth in communities. 3.Working with key stakeholders, develop a pilot program focused on training, implementing, and evaluating community prevention and treatment services for crack and other smoked cocaine addicted children and adolescents living in Paraguay. 4. Working with key stakeholders, develop a pilot program focused on training, implementing, and evaluating community prevention and treatment services for crack and other smoked cocaine addicted children and adolescents living in Argentina. The results of this project have large public health implications and may serve as a model for other countries in the region to follow.

 

Associated Award Numbers: A13-1171-002