04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cocaine use in Europe – a multi-centre study: patterns of use in different groups

Cocaine use in Europe – a multi-centre study: patterns of use in different groups

AIM: The study investigates patterns of cocaine powder and crack cocaine use of different groups in nine European cities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Multi-centre cross-sectional study conducted in Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich. Data were collected by structured face-to-face interviews. The sample comprises 1,855 cocaine users out of three subgroups: 632 […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City

Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City

Surveillance data suggests that club drug use (Ecstasy, GHB, ketamine, LSD, methamphetamine, PCP and flunitrazepam) has been a predominantly White adolescent and young adult phenomenon in the United States. The authors investigated the use of club drugs among 323 street-recruited minority substance users in northern New York City (66.3% were Hispanic, 23.8% were Black, and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Longitudinal investigation of methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in New York City: findings from Project BUMPS

Longitudinal investigation of methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in New York City: findings from Project BUMPS

In recent years, methamphetamine has become a drug more commonly used among gay and bisexual men in New York City. Part of a longitudinal investigation of drug abuse in this population involved assessing the patterns and context of methamphetamine use during the course of 1 year. Findings indicate that among self-identified club-drug-using men, methamphetamine is […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Recanting of substance use reports in a longitudinal prevention study

Recanting of substance use reports in a longitudinal prevention study

We analyzed recanting of substance use reports for lifetime use of alcohol, alcohol to get drunk, cigarettes, marijuana and cocaine in an 8-wave panel study designed to evaluate the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program in the State of Illinois. Although this phenomenon has been identified elsewhere, the current analysis of recanting is a unique attempt […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Marijuana use and later problems: when frequency of recent use explains age of initiation effects (and when it does not)

Marijuana use and later problems: when frequency of recent use explains age of initiation effects (and when it does not)

Tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs during adolescence. Initiation of marijuana use typically peaks at age 15, with risk of initiation continuing throughout adolescence. The goal of the current study was to prospectively examine the influence of age of marijuana initiation on four outcomes: physical health, mental health, illicit drug […]

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