Circumstances of first injection among illicit drug users accessing a medically supervised safer injection facility.

@article{Kerr2007CircumstancesOF,
  title={Circumstances of first injection among illicit drug users accessing a medically supervised safer injection facility.},
  author={Thomas Kerr and Mark Tyndall and Ruth Yuee Zhang and Calvin Yiu-Kit Lai and Julio S. G. Montaner and Evan Wood},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 7},
  pages={1228-30}
}
There have been concerns that safer injecting facilities may promote initiation into injection drug use. We examined length of injecting career and circumstances surrounding initiation into injection drug use among 1065 users of North America's first safer injecting facility and found that the median years of injection drug use were 15.9 years, and that only 1 individual reported performing a first injection at the safer injecting facility. These findings indicate that the safer injecting… CONTINUE READING
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