Patterns of Nonfatal Heroin Overdose Over a 3-Year Period: Findings From the Australian Treatment Outcome Study

@article{Darke2006PatternsON,
  title={Patterns of Nonfatal Heroin Overdose Over a 3-Year Period: Findings From the Australian Treatment Outcome Study},
  author={Shane Darke and Anna Lise Williamson and Joanne Ross and Katherine L Mills and Alys Havard and Maree Teesson},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={84},
  pages={283-291}
}
To determine annual patterns and correlates of nonfatal heroin overdose across 3 years, data were analyzed on 387 heroin users recruited for the Australian Treatment Outcome Study (ATOS), interviewed at 12, 24, and 36 months. A heroin overdose across follow-up was reported by 18.6%, and naloxone had been administered to 11.9%. Annual rates of overdose declined between baseline and 12 months and then remained stable. Previous overdose experience was strongly related to subsequent overdose. Those… CONTINUE READING
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