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McElrath, Karen (2001) Heroin use in Northern Ireland: a qualitative study into heroin users' lifestyles, experiences, and risk behaviours (1997-1999). Belfast: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

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The purpose of the study was to examine patterns of drug taking, health issues (e.g., Hepatitis C), risk behaviours associated with injection practices (e.g., sharing injection equipment), experiences with drug treatment and related issues. The study used a qualitative approach whereby indepth interviews were conducted with persons who had injected or chased heroin in Northern Ireland. The study represents one of the first research investigations into heroin use in Northern Ireland.


Date
2001
Pages
36 p.
Publisher
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Place of Publication
Belfast
Keywords
heroin, intravenous drug user, needle distribution and exchange, Northern Ireland, problem AOD user, problematic AOD use, risk-taking behavior
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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