OBJECTIVES: To describe the circumstances surrounding recent heroin overdose among a sample of heroin overdose survivors and the links to their knowledge of overdose risk. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 257 recent non-fatal heroin overdose survivors was undertaken to examine self-reported knowledge of overdose risk reduction strategies, behaviour in the 12 h prior to overdose and attributions of overdose causation. RESULTS: Most of the overdoses occurred in public spaces as a result of heroin use within 5 min of purchasing the drug.
|Pages (from-to)||223 - 230|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Drug and Alcohol Dependence|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|