"The rock always comes first": drug users' accounts about using formal health care.

@article{Drumm2003TheRA,
  title={"The rock always comes first": drug users' accounts about using formal health care.},
  author={Ren{\'e} D Drumm and Duane C. McBride and Lisa R. Metsch and John Bryan Page and Kimberly Dickerson and Beverly F Jones},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={461-9}
}
Illicit drug use remains a significant public health threat. The issues surrounding drug use are recognized by public health professionals as important for several reasons. The incidence and prevalence of drug use persists in spite of the extensive societal, interpersonal, and individual consequences. In addition, the chronic health issues and health care costs associated with drug use continue to spiral. A wide variety of quantitative studies have examined the extent of health care problems… CONTINUE READING
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