Saturday, 26 April 2008

Hidden Heroin Users

In this Background Briefing we describe an important research study conducted by Roy Egginton and Professor Howard Parker at the end of the 1990s that illustrated the life experiences of a group of young heroin users, and offered a practice and policy framework for intervening in their drug journeys to social exclusion.

“The sample were initially very na├»ve and ill-informed about heroin. They did not understand its subtle potency and addictiveness, and had little idea where a heroin career might take them.”

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