Journal article

Drug use and risk behaviour among regular ecstasy users: Does sexuality make a difference?

L Degenhardt

Culture Health & Sexuality | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2005


This study aimed to compare homo/bisexual men and women with their heterosexual counterparts who were regular ecstasy users, to consider whether patterns of drug use or risk differed across these groups. Respondents (n = 852 ecstasy users) were recruited via advertisements in entertainment street press, gay and lesbian newspapers, music and clothing stores and at university campuses. Interviewer contacts and 'snowball' sampling were also utilized. In total, 23% of females in the sample self-identified as lesbian or bisexual and 13% of males interviewed self-identified as homo/bisexual. Rates of use of 'newer' drugs on the dance scene--crystal methamphetamine and ketamine--were higher among h..

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