The role of neighborhoods in shaping perceived norms: An exploration of neighborhood disorder and norms among injection drug users in Baltimore, MD.

@article{DaveyRothwell2015TheRO,
  title={The role of neighborhoods in shaping perceived norms: An exploration of neighborhood disorder and norms among injection drug users in Baltimore, MD.},
  author={Melissa Ann Davey-Rothwell and Dan E Siconolfi and Karin Tobin and Carl A. Latkin},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={181-6}
}
A large literature suggests that social norms contribute to HIV and substance use related behaviors. Less attention has been given to neighborhood factors that may contribute to the development of norms about risky behaviors. We examined the cross-sectional associations between perceptions of one's neighborhood and norms of perceived prevalence of, and peer support for sex exchange and risky injection behaviors. The sample consisted of 719 people who reported injecting heroin and cocaine and… CONTINUE READING