Initiation of methamphetamine use among young Thai drug users: a qualitative study.

@article{Sherman2008InitiationOM,
  title={Initiation of methamphetamine use among young Thai drug users: a qualitative study.},
  author={Susan G. Sherman and Danielle German and Bangorn Sirirojn and Nick Thompson and Apinun Aramrattana and David D Celentano},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={36-42}
}
PURPOSE Methamphetamine (MA) has become the leading drug of abuse in northern Thailand over the past several years, particularly among youth. The current qualitative study examines factors associated with initiation of MA use. METHODS Between March 2002 and January 2003, 48 in-depth interviews with young MA users were conducted in advance of a randomized, MA harm reduction, peer outreach intervention trial. The interviews were conducted in the city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding district… CONTINUE READING

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