Persistence of drug use during imprisonment: relationship of drug type, recency of use and severity of dependence to use of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine in prison.

@article{Strang2006PersistenceOD,
  title={Persistence of drug use during imprisonment: relationship of drug type, recency of use and severity of dependence to use of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine in prison.},
  author={John Strang and Michael R. Gossop and Joan Heuston and John Green and Christopher Whiteley and Anthony Maden},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 8},
  pages={
          1125-32
        }
}
AIM To investigate the persistence of use of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine drugs during imprisonment, and to identify factors associated with increased levels of persistence. DESIGN The use of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine by current prison inmates has been examined and, in particular, the relationship between drug use within prison and the type of drug used prior to imprisonment, recency of use and severity of dependence. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A randomly selected sample of 1009… CONTINUE READING

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