Prescription drug abuse among ecstasy users in Miami.

  title={Prescription drug abuse among ecstasy users in Miami.},
  author={Steven P. Kurtz and James A. Inciardi and Hilary L. Surratt and Linda Bauer Cottler},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  volume={24 4},
This study examines the nature, extent and consequences of prescription drug abuse among 143 ecstasy users in Miami. Participants were recruited through nightclub and college campus outreach, and through respondent referrals. Instrumentation included the Risk Behavior Assessment, Substance Abuse Module and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. Median age was 23, 42% were female and 50% Hispanic. An arrest history was reported by 44%, and 33% reported prior drug/alcohol treatment… CONTINUE READING


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