Childhood sexual abuse and risk for initiating injection drug use: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Hadland2012ChildhoodSA,
  title={Childhood sexual abuse and risk for initiating injection drug use: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Scott E Hadland and Daniel Werb and Thomas Kerr and Eric Fu and Hong Wang and Julio SG. Montaner and Evan Wood},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={500-4}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined whether childhood sexual abuse predicts initiation of injection drug use in a prospective cohort of youth. METHOD From October 2005 to November 2010, data were collected from the At Risk Youth Study (ARYS), a prospective cohort study of street-involved youth in Vancouver, Canada. Inclusion criteria were age 14-26 years, no lifetime drug injection, and non-injection drug use in the month preceding enrollment. Participants were interviewed at baseline and… CONTINUE READING