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When is a little knowledge dangerous? Circumstances of recent heroin overdose and links to knowledge of overdose risk factors

Dietze, Paul; Jolley, Damien; Fry, Craig; Moore, David; Bammer, Gabriele

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Objectives: To describe the circumstances surrounding recent heroin overdose among a sample of heroin overdose survivors and the links to their knowledge of overdose risk. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 257 recent non-fatal heroin overdose survivors was undertaken to examine self-reported knowledge of overdose risk reduction strategies, behaviour in the 12 h prior to overdose and attributions of overdose causation. Results: Most of the overdoses occurred in public spaces as a result of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23673
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2006.02.005

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