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Excerpts from "Determinants of ecstasy use and harm reduction strategies: Informing evidence-based intervention development"

Excerpts from "Determinants of ecstasy use and harm reduction strategies: Informing evidence-based intervention development"

ByGjalt-Jorn Peters

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This booklet contains excerpts from a PhD. thesis that reports 8 studies into ecstasy use behaviours. Although all prior quantitative studies into ecstasy use determinants have examined the generic behavioural category ‘using ecstasy’, these studies may not be able to inform the development of interventions aiming to prevent ecstasy use or to promote cessation. The studies reported in the thesis indicate that the key determinants of ‘using ecstasy’ are not also the key determinants of ‘trying out ecstasy’ and ‘ceasing ecstasy use’. Furthermore, ecstasy use cessation usually seems to be prompted by life style changes (e.g. job/work), rather than by fear of ecstasy’s health effects. This means that health promotion efforts would do better to adopt a harm reduction approach, rather than to focus on abstinence. The thesis reports the studies on which these conclusions are based, and the first study into the determinants of a harm reduction strategy.

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Publication Date
Nov 4, 2008
Language
English
Category
Science & Medicine
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Gjalt-Jorn Peters

Specifications

Pages
68
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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