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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247571
Title:
The journey into injecting heroin use
Authors:
Barry, David; Syed, Hussein; Smyth, Bobby P
Affiliation:
1. Drug Treatment Centre Board, 30/31 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Ireland 2. Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust, National Health Service, England 3. Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Heroin Addict Relat Clin Probl 2012; 14(3): 89-100
Publisher:
Drug Treatment Centre Board
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247571
Additional Links:
http://www.addictionireland.ie/_fileupload/publications/2012%20The%20journey%20into%20injecting%20heroin%20use.%20Heroin%20Addiction%20and%20Related%20Clinical%20Problems.%20europad.org.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Drug injection carries with it many risks and it is therefore important to understand its origins. We interviewed 104 young opioid users with median age of 22 years. The median age of first opioid use was 16 years, this being heroin chasing in 91% of cases. Friends or sexual partners played an important role in both initial introduction to opiates and in the switch to injecting. Curiosity was the most important factor in first heroin use and the second most important factor, after escalating tolerance, in influencing the decision to first inject.
Keywords:
DRUGS; DRUGS MISUSE; HEROIN

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorSyed, Husseinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bobby Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T13:01:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T13:01:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationHeroin Addict Relat Clin Probl 2012; 14(3): 89-100en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247571-
dc.descriptionDrug injection carries with it many risks and it is therefore important to understand its origins. We interviewed 104 young opioid users with median age of 22 years. The median age of first opioid use was 16 years, this being heroin chasing in 91% of cases. Friends or sexual partners played an important role in both initial introduction to opiates and in the switch to injecting. Curiosity was the most important factor in first heroin use and the second most important factor, after escalating tolerance, in influencing the decision to first inject.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDrug Treatment Centre Boarden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.addictionireland.ie/_fileupload/publications/2012%20The%20journey%20into%20injecting%20heroin%20use.%20Heroin%20Addiction%20and%20Related%20Clinical%20Problems.%20europad.org.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectDRUGSen_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectHEROINen_GB
dc.titleThe journey into injecting heroin useen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.department1. Drug Treatment Centre Board, 30/31 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Ireland 2. Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust, National Health Service, England 3. Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
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