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Crack is back: What's driving the drug's latest surge

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Recent reports suggest crack cocaine use is on the rise.
The price of crack has fallen 13% since 2007, and is now more readily available.
Youth unemployment and cuts to social services have driven the rise of the drug.
There have long been scare stories about drugs so we need to be careful when interpreting new drug use data. But recent reports suggest that crack cocaine use is on the rise again .
Crack emerged in the Americas in the late 1970s as a relatively cheap and transportable form of cocaine that could be more easily distributed than the powdered variety and soon...
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