Journal article

The prevalence and correlates of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) overdose among Australian users

L Degenhardt, S Darke, P Dillon

Addiction | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the correlates, context and risk perceptions regarding gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) overdose among a sample of recreational GHB users in Australia. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey of 76 GHB users who were administered a structured interview on GHB use. They were asked a series of questions regarding whether they had ever experienced a GHB overdose, the context of their most recent GHB overdose, and about their perceptions of the risks of GHB overdose. FINDINGS: This sample of GHB users had not had a long or extensive experience with GHB use; despite this, half (53%) had experienced a GHB overdose. This sample of GHB users appeared to be well-educated..

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