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Titolo:
Street-level drug law enforcement and entry into methadone maintenance treatment
Autore:
Weatherburn, D; Lind, B;
Indirizzi:
Bur Crime Stat & Res, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia Bur Crime Stat & Res Sydney NSW Australia 2000 ydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Titolo Testata:
ADDICTION
fascicolo: 4, volume: 96, anno: 2001,
pagine: 577 - 587
SICI:
0965-2140(200104)96:4<577:SDLEAE>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MARKETS; USERS;
Tipo documento:
Editorial Material
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
27
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Weatherburn, D Bur Crime Stat & Res, Level 8,St James Ctr,111 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia Bur Crime Stat & Res Level 8,St James Ctr,111Elizabeth St Sydney NSW Australia 2000
Citazione:
D. Weatherburn e B. Lind, "Street-level drug law enforcement and entry into methadone maintenance treatment", ADDICTION, 96(4), 2001, pp. 577-587

Abstract

Aims. To test the hypothesis that drug law enforcement encourages entry into methadone maintenance treatment. Design. Survey conducted as face-to-face interviews in methadone clinics, at needle exchange centres and on the street, in areas of widespread heroin dealing and use. Setting. Sydney, Australia. Participants. Heroin users. Measurements. Self-reported data on personal characteristics, and experience of drug law enforcement and methadone maintenance treatment. Findings. Although keeping their relationship/family together emerged as the most important reason given by respondents for entering treatment, avoiding more trouble with police/courts was also rated by the majority of respondents as an important or very important reason for entering treatment. The results of logistic regression analysis show that, after controlling for other factors, heroin users who have had a friend or family member imprisoned are more likely to have tried methadone maintenance treatment. A heroin user's own experience of arrest and imprisonment was also found to increase the likelihood of having tried treatment but only whenage and length of time as a regular user (which were related to the user'sexperience of arrest and imprisonment) were excluded from the set of control variables. Despite having extensive histories of contact with the policeand criminal justice system, however, Asian, Middle Eastern and Aboriginalrespondents showed less proclivity to enter treatment than Caucasian respondents. Conclusion. Drug law enforcement may have a role to play in heroin demand reduction but its effects are not evident for all ethnic groups and the separate effects of contact with police, age and time spent in the heroin market remain unclear.

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