Use of crystal methamphetamine and other club drugs among high school students in Vancouver and Victoria (Canada)

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Tuesday, 14 March 2006 - 11:17pm.

The prevalence and correlates of British Columbian adolescents’ use of four “club” drugs— crystal methamphetamine (MA), MDMA (“ecstasy”), ketamine, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) — remain poorly defined. This is partly because past surveys have measured drug use in aggregate categories rather than by specific drug. In addition, little research has been done regarding anecdotal evidence suggesting increased risk of drug use among gay and bisexual youth. The purpose of our study was to consider this and to assess the prevalence, characteristics, and correlates of use of each of these four club drugs separately among grade 9 to 12 students.

Format: Journal article
Year of publication: 2008
Author: Thomas M. Lampinen, PhD, Doug McGhee, MD, Ian Martin, MD, CCFP
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