Steven Persaud, Despina Tzemis Margot Kuo, Vicky Bungay, Jane A Buxton
People who smoke crack cocaine are described as chaotic, more likely to engage in risky sex, poly-substance use, and contract infectious diseases. However, little is known about how individuals perceive smoking crack as compared to other forms of cocaine use, especially injection. We aimed to investigate the lived experience of people who smoke crack cocaine. Explaining how crack use is conceptualized may help community services plan and evaluate harm reduction programs targeting this population.