|Titre :||Ready access to illicit drugs among youth and adult users (2012)|
|Auteurs :||S. E. HADLAND ; B. D. L. MARSHALL ; T. KERR ; C. LAI ; J. S. MONTANER ; E. WOOD|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||American Journal on Addictions (Vol.21, n°5, September-October 2012)|
|Article en page(s) :||488-490|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPRODUIT ILLICITE ; JEUNE ; ADULTE ; DIFFUSION DES PRODUITS ; COHORTE ; HEROINE ; CRACK ; COCAINE ; METHAMPHETAMINE ; CANNABIS ; ENQUETE
Background: Current drug-control strategies in Canada focus funding and resources predominantly on drug law enforcement, often at the expense of preventive, treatment, and harm reduction efforts. This study aimed to examine the availability of the most commonly used substances in Vancouver, Canada after the implementation of such strategies.
Methods: Using data from two large cohorts of drug-using youth and adults in Vancouver from the calendar year 2007, we assessed perceived availability of heroin, crack, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and marijuana.
Results: Compared to youth (n= 330), a greater proportion of adults (n= 1,160) reported immediate access (ie, within 10 minutes) to heroin (81.0% vs. 55.9%, p Conclusions: Regardless of differences in illicit drug availability by age, all drugs are readily accessed in Vancouver despite drug law enforcement efforts. This includes drugs that are frequently injected and place users at risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and transmission of other blood-borne disease.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||16|
|Affiliation :||Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|