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J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep;45(3):300-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.03.007. Epub 2009 May 29.

Childhood trauma and injection drug use among high-risk youth.

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British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, BC, Canada. uhri-tk@cfenet.ubc.ca

Abstract

We examined the association between five types of childhood maltreatment and initiation of injection drug use among a cohort of high-risk youth in Vancouver, Canada. Among 560 participants, 230 (41.1%) had injected drugs previously. In multivariate logistic analyses, only physical abuse (adjusted odds ratio = 1.91, 95% confidence interval: 1.29-2.83) was associated with injection drug use. These findings highlight the impact of childhood physical abuse on subsequent initiation into injection drug use among high-risk youth.

PMID:
19699428
PMCID:
PMC2731692
DOI:
10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.03.007
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