Barriers to practicing risk reduction strategies among people who inject drugs.

@article{Phillips2016BarriersTP,
  title={Barriers to practicing risk reduction strategies among people who inject drugs.},
  author={Kristina T Phillips},
  journal={Addiction research & theory},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={62-68}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS People who inject drugs (PWID) engage in practices that put them at risk for various infections and overdose. The primary aim of this study was to examine common barriers to engaging in two risk reduction practices - cleaning one's skin at the injection site and always using new needles to inject - among heroin injectors in Denver, CO. METHOD In 2010, 48 PWIDs were recruited through street outreach and completed a structured interview that included questions on the… CONTINUE READING