Changes in the initiation of heroin use after a reduction in heroin supply.

@article{Day2006ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the initiation of heroin use after a reduction in heroin supply.},
  author={Carolyn A Day and Louisa Degenhardt and Wayne Hall},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          307-13
        }
}
Increasing heroin use in Australia over the past 30 years has been associated with a decline in the age of initiation to heroin use. The 2001 Australian heroin shortage was used to assess the effects of a reduction in heroin supply on age of initiation into heroin injecting. Data collected from regular injecting drug users (IDU) over the period 1996 - 2004 as part of the Australian Illicit Drug Reporting System were examined for changes in self-reported age of first heroin use after the onset… CONTINUE READING

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