Controlling Chaos: the perceptions of long-term crack cocaine users in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2 de julho de 20131min

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.

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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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