|Titre :||Novel psychoactive drug use among younger adults involved in US nightlife scenes (2013)|
|Auteurs :||B. C. KELLY ; B. E. WELLS ; M. PAWSON ; A. LECLAIR ; J. T. PARSONS ; S. A. GOLUB|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drug and Alcohol Review (Vol.32, n°6, November 2013)|
|Article en page(s) :||588-593|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMILIEU FESTIF ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; ADULTE JEUNE ; CANNABINOIDES ; MEPHEDRONE ; PHENOMENE EMERGENT ; ENQUETE ; PREVALENCE
Introduction and Aims: The emergence of novel psychoactive substances has been reported in clinical studies and recent studies of users. The use of these substances in European nightlife scenes is well documented. Little research has been done to identify the prevalence of these drugs among young adults active in other regions. We focus our sample on socially active young adults to gain an indication of the prevalence and understanding of demographic factors associated with past year mephedrone ('meph', 'bath salts') and synthetic cannabinoid ('spice', 'K2') use.
Design and Methods: This study reports on the results of a field-based survey of 1740 patrons at nightlife venues in New York City. Results Within the sample, 8.2% reported use of synthetic cannabinoids and 1.1% reported the use of mephedrone. Gay and bisexual men reported higher prevalence of mephedrone use. Latinos reported higher prevalence of synthetic cannabinoid use. Multivariate analyses indicate that sexual minority identity is associated with mephedrone use and younger age and Latino ethnicity are associated with synthetic cannabinoid use.
Discussion and Conclusion: The findings suggest that the use of synthetic cannabinoids and mephedrone among adults in US nightlife scenes remains relatively low in comparison with European nightlife scenes, and is low relative to other drug use among young people within these scenes.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||21|
|Affiliation :||Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA|