Being in control? A thematic content analysis of 14 in-depth interviews with 2,4-dinitrophenol users

Being in control? A thematic content analysis of 14 in-depth interviews with 2,4-dinitrophenol users Background2,4-Dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP) is a compound with multiple industrial purposes. Currently unlicensed for human consumption, it is used by the gym-going population for drastic, short-term body fat loss. Nonetheless, physiological mechanisms can lead to potentially fatal hyperthermia. Reported fatal incidents have caused concern and highlighted the need for intervention. Understanding decision-making leading to 2,4-DNP use alongside the perceived outgroup attitudes is vital to forming effective harm minimisation policies targeting current and potential users. First-hand accounts from this elusive population are scarce. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Drug Policy Elsevier

Being in control? A thematic content analysis of 14 in-depth interviews with 2,4-dinitrophenol users

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0955-3959
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10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.12.012
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Abstract

Background2,4-Dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP) is a compound with multiple industrial purposes. Currently unlicensed for human consumption, it is used by the gym-going population for drastic, short-term body fat loss. Nonetheless, physiological mechanisms can lead to potentially fatal hyperthermia. Reported fatal incidents have caused concern and highlighted the need for intervention. Understanding decision-making leading to 2,4-DNP use alongside the perceived outgroup attitudes is vital to forming effective harm minimisation policies targeting current and potential users. First-hand accounts from this elusive population are scarce.

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International Journal of Drug PolicyElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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