Journal article

Prevalence and perceptions of ketamine use among Danish clubbers: A mixed-method study

Signe Ravn, Jakob Demant

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

AIMS - This article describes the prevalence of ketamine use among Danish recreational drug users and provides a contextual understanding of ketamine use within this group. METHODS AND DATA - The analysis is based on a mixed-methods night club study combining a survey among guests in night clubs (N=1,632) with qualitative interviews (9 focus group interviews, 6 double interviews, 7 individual interviews; 53 clubbers in total). RESULTS - 10% of the clubbers have tried ketamine (lifetime use). The ketamine users have also tried a range of other drugs. When taken in club settings, ketamine is often part of a poly-drug repertoire. When used in private settings, ketamine is often taken alone to e..

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