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How patterns of injecting drug use evolve in a cohort of people who inject drugs.

Scott N, Caulkins JP, Ritter A, Dietze P


This paper investigates the frequency of intravenous drug use in a cohort of people who inject drugs, and the decline in use over time. It provides an important indication of the effectiveness of current interventions at reducing the consumption of illicit drugs. Comparisons are made between the injection frequency of participants on or off Opioids Substitution Therapy (OST), and according to the settings in which drugs are most frequently purchased and used (eg street, house).

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  • Journal: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Published: 01/06/2015
  • Volume: 502
  • Pagination: 1-20