Heroin-related overdose: The unexplored influences of markets, marketing and source-types in the United States.

@article{Mars2015HeroinrelatedOT,
  title={Heroin-related overdose: The unexplored influences of markets, marketing and source-types in the United States.},
  author={Sarah G. Mars and Jason N Fessel and Philippe Bourgois and Fernando Montero and George Karandinos and Daniel H. Ciccarone},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={140},
  pages={44-53}
}
Heroin overdose, more accurately termed 'heroin-related overdose' due to the frequent involvement of other drugs, is the leading cause of mortality among regular heroin users. (Degenhardt et al., 2010) Heroin injectors are at greater risk of hospital admission for heroin-related overdose (HOD) in the eastern United States where Colombian-sourced powder heroin is sold than in the western US where black 'tar' heroin predominates. (Unick et al., 2014) This paper examines under-researched… CONTINUE READING
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