Mortality among heroin users and users of other internationally regulated drugs: A 27-year follow-up of users in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program household samples Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Drug Users
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Mortality, Premature

abstract

  • Drawing strengths from epidemiological sampling, standardized baseline heroin history assessments, and very long-term NDI follow-up, this study of community-dwelling heroin users may help clinicians and public health officials who need facts about heroin when they seek to prevent and control heroin outbreaks. Heroin use, even when sporadic or non-sustained, is predictive of premature death in the US, with expected causes of death such as trauma and infections.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4787597

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.030

PubMed ID

  • 26386826

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 104

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 156