Community and drug use among gay men: the role of neighborhoods and networks.

@article{Carpiano2011CommunityAD,
  title={Community and drug use among gay men: the role of neighborhoods and networks.},
  author={Richard M. Carpiano and Brian C. Kelly and Adam Easterbrook and Jeffrey T Parsons},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          74-90
        }
}
Gay neighborhoods serve as vital places for gay men's socializing, yet few studies have examined their contributions to gay men's health-either directly or indirectly via residents' social networks. Drawing from theoretical perspectives on community and networks, we test hypotheses concerning whether gay neighborhoods and social network factors are associated with patterns of recent illicit drug use among a sample of 740 urban gay men from New York City. Higher odds of drug use were observed… CONTINUE READING

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