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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)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Lifestyle
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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