TITLE

Changes in illicit opioid use across Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Fischer, Benedikt; Rehm, Jürgen; Patra, Jayadeep; Cruz, Michelle Firestone
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/21/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p1385
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study on changes in illicit opioid use across Canada. All assessments of participants throughout the study were conducted by means of a standardized protocol. Researchers found evidence that suggests that heroin use has become an increasingly marginal form of drug use among illicit opioid users in the country. The findings highlight several crucial points. First, prescription opioids used by street drug users originally come from the medical system rather than from illicit production and distribution.
ACCESSION #
23069252

 

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