Immediate Impact of Hurricane Sandy on People Who Inject Drugs in New York City.

@article{Pouget2015ImmediateIO,
  title={Immediate Impact of Hurricane Sandy on People Who Inject Drugs in New York City.},
  author={Enrique Rodriguez Pouget and Milagros Sandoval and Georgios K. Nikolopoulos and Samuel R Friedman},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2015},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={878-84}
}
Over the eight months following Hurricane Sandy, of October 2012, we interviewed 300 people who inject drugs in New York City. During the week after the storm, 28% rescued others or volunteered with aid groups; 60% experienced withdrawal; 27% shared drug injection or preparation equipment, or injected with people they normally would not inject with; 70% of those on opioid maintenance therapy could not obtain sufficient doses; and 43% of HIV-positive participants missed HIV medication doses… CONTINUE READING
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