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The influences of interpersonal relationships and the social environment on injection risk behaviour are explored in this paper. Data from a study of the lifestyles of amphetamine users in the North-West of England are used to reveal the relationships between social interactions and risk....
A combination of survey and ethnographic research was used to investigate what injectors have labeled as the “jelling-up” of their heroin: insolubility leading to the clogging of needles/syringes. A total of 856 interviews, were conducted in two inner-city Chicago communities. Three separate...
A multicenter prospective study was conducted in Israel, in order to identify indicators of good prognosis of opiate dependent patients who would benefit from naltrexone (NTX) treatment. 72 israeli housing project subjects who applied for treatment to government drug rehabilitation centres were...
This study examines the use of drugs in a Welsh prison within the context of drug use in the community as a whole. It involves a survey of custodial and non-custodial drug use among male inmates in a local prison population (n = 134) reporting drug use before custody and a different group of...
Factors explaining variance in beliefs among addiction-treatment providers regarding the etiology of addiction were investigated ( n = 295). An 18-item Addiction Belief Scale (ABS) assessed strength of belief in the disease versus the free-will models of addiction (α=. 91). Scores on an...
A study of the drinking behaviour of medical students from 13 medical schools in the UK was conducted by means of a self-completion questionnaire. Data from 1277 students are presented here (response rate 67%). 23% of male students and 10% of female students reported drinking more than the...
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