Crime, drugs and distress: patterns of drug use and harm among criminally involved injecting drug users in Australia.

@article{Kinner2009CrimeDA,
  title={Crime, drugs and distress: patterns of drug use and harm among criminally involved injecting drug users in Australia.},
  author={Stuart A Kinner and Jessica George and Gabrielle Campbell and Louisa Degenhardt},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={223-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Explore demographic characteristics, patterns of drug use and psychological distress among regular injecting drug users (IDUs) in Australia, as a function of recent criminal activity. METHODS Structured, face-to-face interviews with 909 regular IDUs recruited from every capital city in Australia, between June and August 2007, as part of the annual Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS). Criminal activity in the past month was assessed using the Opiate Treatment Index (OTI… CONTINUE READING

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