The Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) is a network of researchers from major metro areas of the U.S. & from foreign countries. During biannual meetings, CEWG participants present & discuss the most current epidemiologic information concerning the nature & patterns of drug abuse (DA), emerging trends, characteristics of vulnerable populations, & social & health consequences of DA in the U.S. Here are the highlights & exec. summary of their 47th meeting. Provides an assessment of DA in 20 metro areas of the U.S.; current & emerging patterns & trends of DA in Mexico, Asia & the Pacific; the use of epidemiologic data to improve DA treatment; & on current trends in HIV/AIDS & other infectious diseases among injecting drug users. Charts & tables.Kozel, Nicholas J. is the author of 'Epidemiologic Trends In Drug Abuse Highlights Andexecutive Summary Community Epidemiology Work...', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756740092 and ISBN 0756740096.