Home > ‘IDUHED’: An ethno pharmacological study of the injecting use of human enhancement drugs.

Brennan, Rebekah (2013) ‘IDUHED’: An ethno pharmacological study of the injecting use of human enhancement drugs.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Poster) - Published Version
525kB

Increasingly people are using human enhancement drugs (HED) to improve and augment their physical appearance. Of particular interest is the injecting use of HE products, and the degree to which injecting of these products for muscle building, tanning and body ‘site’ enhancement has entered into mainstream society. Users do not identify as injecting drug users and are less informed about risks associated with the injecting of these unregulated products such as potential for product adulteration, contamination and needle sharing. The study of HED sourcing and usage has not been carried out before and will contribute to policy development, regulation, clinical intervention, health promotion and harm reduction for injecting use of HEDs across the European Union. One of the unique aspects of this research is its examination of HED users use of the internet to source products, and how the internet influences their views and usage of such products. This research is in its preliminary stages.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Date:2013
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > Steroids of abuse
G Health and disease > Etiology > Disease transmission factor > Needle sharing
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user

Repository Staff Only: item control page