The relationship between crime and opioid use.

  title={The relationship between crime and opioid use.},
  author={Richard Hammersley and Adrian Forsyth and Vicki Morrison and J. B. Davies},
  journal={British journal of addiction},
  volume={84 9},
Accepting that opioid use and crime are associated and develop together, amongst opioid-using criminals the need for opioids may cause crime on a day-to-day basis or both may tend to be determined by some other set of factors. Previous studies have either failed to allow for such other factors, or have failed to compare opioid users to adequate control groups. From interviews with 151 Scottish prisoners and non-prisoners, divided into five drug-using groups: (1) alcohol only; (2) cannabis and… CONTINUE READING
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