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Drug problems in contemporary China: A profile of Chinese drug users in a metropolitan area
Huang,Kaicheng1; Zhang,Lening1,2; Liu,Jianhong1,3
2019-06-19
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Drug Policy
ISSN09553959
Volume22Issue:2Pages:128-132
AbstractBackground: Drug problems are reemerging in China since the nation implemented economic reform and an " open door" policy in the early 1980s. This is causing both national and international concern. However, knowledge and understanding of the Chinese drug problem is fairly limited because of the nation's unique social and political history. In response to this shortage of information, our study presents a profile of Chinese drug users. Methods: Data were collected from a survey of drug users attending mandatory treatment centres in a large city in 2009. We present a demographic profile of the drug users, describe their patterns of drug use, their access to drugs and their history of drug treatment. Results: Chinese drug users, like those from the U.S., are likely to be unemployed and have a low level of education. However, they are more likely than those in the U.S. to use heroin, Bingdu (methamphetamine) and Maguo (a derivative of methamphetamine), and they pay less for their drugs. Conclusion: This profile of drug users is informative and valuable for drug prevention, intervention, and treatment in the Chinese setting because knowing and understanding the drug population is essential for effective control. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
KeywordChinese drug users Profile Survey
DOI10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.09.010
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Language英语
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Centre for DrugsCrime and Public PolicySouthwest University of Political Science and Law,China
2.Saint Francis University,United States
3.University of Macau,Macao
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Huang,Kaicheng,Zhang,Lening,Liu,Jianhong. Drug problems in contemporary China: A profile of Chinese drug users in a metropolitan area[J]. International Journal of Drug Policy,2019,22(2):128-132.
APA Huang,Kaicheng,Zhang,Lening,&Liu,Jianhong.(2019).Drug problems in contemporary China: A profile of Chinese drug users in a metropolitan area.International Journal of Drug Policy,22(2),128-132.
MLA Huang,Kaicheng,et al."Drug problems in contemporary China: A profile of Chinese drug users in a metropolitan area".International Journal of Drug Policy 22.2(2019):128-132.
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