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Gervin, Maurice and Smith, Robert and Bamford, L and Keenan, Eamon (1998) Chasing the Dragon: experience in Ireland and associations with ecstasy. Addiction , 93 , (4) , pp. 601-602.

This letter to the editor responded to an article by J. Strang, P. Griffiths and M. Gossop ('Heroin smoking by "chasing the dragon" origins and history', Addiction, 92 (1997), 673-683). The authors disputed Strang et al.'s comment on reported preferences for injecting heroin in Ireland, pointing to evidence that heroin smoking had become increasingly prevalent in Ireland in recent years, with 'chasing the dragon' being the main method used. They quoted figures found by O'Higgins & Duff (1997) in relation to this assertion, and made reference to a pilot study on heroin smoking they had conducted themselves. The authors also made reference to the smoking of heroin as a method of 'coming down' off ecstasy, a context that they said did not appear to have been noted previously and which they believed merited further attention and research.


Item Type:Article
Date:1998
Page Range:pp. 601-602
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Volume:93
Number:4
Notes:Letter to the Editor
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
B Substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA

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