Experience of non-fatal overdose among heroin users in Adelaide, Australia: circumstances and risk perceptions.

@article{McGregor1998ExperienceON,
  title={Experience of non-fatal overdose among heroin users in Adelaide, Australia: circumstances and risk perceptions.},
  author={Catherina McGregor and Shane Darke and Robert Ali and Paul Christie},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1998},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={701-11}
}
AIMS To ascertain the prevalence and risk factors for non-fatal overdose among heroin users to assist in the development of an effective intervention. DESIGN Cross-sectional design. SETTING Community setting, principally metropolitan Adelaide. PARTICIPANTS Current heroin users (used heroin in the previous six months). MEASUREMENTS A structured questionnaire including the Severity of Dependence Scale. FINDING Of 218 current South Australian heroin users interviewed in 1996, 48% had… CONTINUE READING