A transcultural pattern of drug use: qat (khat) in the UK.

  title={A transcultural pattern of drug use: qat (khat) in the UK.},
  author={Paul Griffiths and Michael Gossop and S Wickenden and J N Dunworth and Katrina C. Harris and Chris M. Lloyd},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND This study investigates patterns of qat use among 207 Somalis living in London. METHOD Subjects were recruited using privileged access interviewing. Somalian interviewers were recruited who shared the same culture as the subjects. Data were collected by means of a structured interview. RESULTS One hundred and sixty-two subjects (78%) had used qat. The majority (76%) used more qat than in Somalia. Some users reported moderate dependence; a minority reported severe problems… CONTINUE READING

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