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Risk and benefit perceptions of party drug use


White, B and Degenhardt, L and Breen, C and Bruno, RB and Newman, J and Proudfoot, P, Risk and benefit perceptions of party drug use, Addictive Behaviors, 31, (1) pp. 137-142. ISSN 0306-4603 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.04.003


A cross-sectional survey of 372 regular ecstasy users was conducted to examine the benefits and risks perceived to be associated with the use of party drugs. A wide range of benefits and risks were reported across six drug types with some considered drug-specific. Commonly perceived risks included physical and psychological harms that were consistent with current harm reduction messages. Harm reduction campaigns may need to acknowledge benefits of drug use to ensure health promotion messages are considered credible and acceptable to users. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bruno, RB (Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno)
ID Code:39742
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-05-09

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