A study of injecting behaviour amongst a purposive sample of drug-users in Scottish prisons found that 32% reported injecting prior to current sentence.
The percentage of these who were injecting during their current prison sentence (i.e. inside the prison) had fallen to 11%. Of those who were injecting prior to imprisonment, 24% reported sharing injecting equipment at that time.
Of those who were still injecting in prison, however, 76% reported sharing equipment.
Overall, therefore, there were fewer injectors in prison, but a higher proportion of these shared needles.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Changement comportement, Milieu carcéral, Homme, Prise risque, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Echange, Seringue
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Behavior change, Carceral environment, Human, Risk taking, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Exchange, Syringe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0004903
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 09/06/1995.