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Risk and harm reduction among recreational ecstasy users

Panagopoulos, Irene. 2002, Risk and harm reduction among recreational ecstasy users, D.Psychology (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Risk and harm reduction among recreational ecstasy users
Author Panagopoulos, Irene.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Forensic)
Date submitted 2002
Keyword(s) Ecstasy (Drug)
Drug abuse
Summary Ecstasy users' perceptions of risk, harm reduction and decision making practices were examined in 153 adults. Identified were a range of positive and negative effects attributed to using ecstasy. There was only a weak association between risk perception, other risk taking behaviours and high ecstasy use. However, the role of the peer group was found to be an important factor in the reducation of harm, and in particular, the decision making process.
Notes Supported by the portfolio "The importance of assessing family dysfunction in conjunction with standardised measures when treating substance abuse."
Language eng
Description of original xii, 209 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.299
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026640

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