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Titolo:
Circumstances and users' perceptions of heroin overdose at the time of theevent and at one-week follow-up in Sydney, Australia: Implications for prevention
Autore:
Zador, D; Sunjic, S; McLennan, J;
Indirizzi:
Cent Sydney Area Hlth Serv, Sydney, NSW, Australia Cent Sydney Area Hlth Serv Sydney NSW Australia , Sydney, NSW, Australia S Western Sydney Area Hlth Serv, Sydney, NSW, Australia S Western Sydney Area Hlth Serv Sydney NSW Australia ney, NSW, Australia
Titolo Testata:
ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY
fascicolo: 5, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 407 - 423
SICI:
1606-6359(2001)9:5<407:CAUPOH>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTRAVENOUS-DRUG-USERS; NONFATAL OVERDOSE; RISK PERCEPTIONS; DEATH; ADDICTS; MORTALITY; COHORT; LONDON;
Keywords:
non-fatal heroin overdose; prevention; poly-drug use; harm reduction; overdose;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Zador, D Cent Sydney Area Hlth Serv, Sydney, NSW, Australia Cent Sydney Area Hlth Serv Sydney NSW Australia NSW, Australia
Citazione:
D. Zador et al., "Circumstances and users' perceptions of heroin overdose at the time of theevent and at one-week follow-up in Sydney, Australia: Implications for prevention", ADDIC RES T, 9(5), 2001, pp. 407-423

Abstract

One hundred and forty-one (141) heroin users were inter-viewed at the timeof their most recent overdose of which 34% returned for in-depth interviews within seven days. Subjects were predominantly male(77%), aged between 18and 29 (53%), highly dependent, and unlikely to be (8%) or to have ever been (68%) in MMT. Poly-drug use was prevalent (54%) at the time of overdose despite most subjects' awareness of the association between poly-drug use and overdose. Subjects consumed other drugs with heroin in order to increasethe pleasurable effects of drug use rather than to medicate symptoms of withdrawal or depression. The overdose did not appear to change subjects' lowlevel of concern about overdosing - only a minority (11%) said they would seek treatment following overdose. Experience of overdose therefore does not appear to be a motivating factor for entry into treatment. A variety of harm reduction initiatives needs to be supported in order to reduce the frequency and hazards of overdose.

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