Initiation into intravenous drug abuse.

  title={Initiation into intravenous drug abuse.},
  author={Marlene Stenbacka},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={81 5},
At the Stockholm Police Arrest Centre, 156 intravenous drug abusers (103 men, 53 women) were interviewed during the first part of 1987. A structured questionnaire was used in order to survey the initiation process into drug abuse, focusing on the differences and similarities between men and women. Of the men, 80 (78%) had been introduced to illegal drugs by a man and only 14 (14%) by a woman. Of the women, 39 (74%) had been introduced by a man and only 11 (21%) by a woman. The majority of both… CONTINUE READING