Drug injection practices among high-risk youths: The first shot of ketamine

  title={Drug injection practices among high-risk youths: The first shot of ketamine},
  author={Dr. Stephen E. Lankenau and Dr. Michael C. Clatts},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
Ketamine, a “club drug” commonly administered intranasally among youths for its disassociative properties, has emerged as a drug increasingly common among a new hidden population of injection drug users. Because of a scarcity of epidemiological data, little is known about ketamine injection practices, associated risk behaviors, or the demographic characteristics of ketamine injectors. Using an ethno-epidemiological methodology, we interviewed 40 young (<25 years old) ketamine injectors in New… CONTINUE READING

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