Head shop compound abuse amongst attendees of the Drug Treatment Centre Board.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125866
Title:
Head shop compound abuse amongst attendees of the Drug Treatment Centre Board.
Authors:
McNamara, S; Stokes, S; Coleman, N
Affiliation:
The Drug Treatment Centre Board, 30-31 Pearse St, Dublin 2.
Citation:
Head shop compound abuse amongst attendees of the Drug Treatment Centre Board. 2010, 103 (5):134, 136-7 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125866
PubMed ID:
20666082
Abstract:
The use of "Head Shop" compounds has received much media attention lately. There is very little research in the current literature with regard to the extent of the usage of these substances amongst the drug using population in Ireland. We conducted a study to examine the extent of the usage of Mephedrone, Methylone and BZP amongst attendees of Methadone maintenance programs at the DTCB. Two hundred and nine samples in total were tested. The results showed significant usage of these compounds amongst this cohort of drug users, with 29 (13.9%) of samples tested being positive for Mephedrone, 7 (3.3%) positive for Methylone and 1 (0.5%) positive for BZP.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Chromatography, Liquid; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mass Screening; Mass Spectrometry; Methamphetamine; Piperazines; Street Drugs; Substance Abuse Treatment Centers; Substance-Related Disorders
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, Sen
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Sen
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Nen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:37:14Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:37:14Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.citationHead shop compound abuse amongst attendees of the Drug Treatment Centre Board. 2010, 103 (5):134, 136-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666082-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125866-
dc.description.abstractThe use of "Head Shop" compounds has received much media attention lately. There is very little research in the current literature with regard to the extent of the usage of these substances amongst the drug using population in Ireland. We conducted a study to examine the extent of the usage of Mephedrone, Methylone and BZP amongst attendees of Methadone maintenance programs at the DTCB. Two hundred and nine samples in total were tested. The results showed significant usage of these compounds amongst this cohort of drug users, with 29 (13.9%) of samples tested being positive for Mephedrone, 7 (3.3%) positive for Methylone and 1 (0.5%) positive for BZP.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshChromatography, Liquid-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMass Spectrometry-
dc.subject.meshMethamphetamine-
dc.subject.meshPiperazines-
dc.subject.meshStreet Drugs-
dc.subject.meshSubstance Abuse Treatment Centers-
dc.subject.meshSubstance-Related Disorders-
dc.titleHead shop compound abuse amongst attendees of the Drug Treatment Centre Board.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Drug Treatment Centre Board, 30-31 Pearse St, Dublin 2.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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