Staff perspectives of drug use issues among sex-on-premises attendees

Dunn, Matthew 2011, Staff perspectives of drug use issues among sex-on-premises attendees, Drugs : education, prevention and policy, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 140-144, doi: 10.3109/09687631003649389.

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Title Staff perspectives of drug use issues among sex-on-premises attendees
Author(s) Dunn, MatthewORCID iD for Dunn, Matthew
Journal name Drugs : education, prevention and policy
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 140
End page 144
Total pages 5
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, U. K.
Publication date 2011-04
ISSN 0968-7637
Keyword(s) sex on premises venues (SOPV)
drug use
unsafe sex
staff perspectives
Summary Aims: Sex on premises venues (SOPV) have been given considerable attention, in particular when exploring the relationship between SOPV attendance and risk behaviours such as drug use and unsafe sex. Little attention has been given to the perspectives of those who work in these venues.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with staff recruited from four SOPV in Sydney, Australia. Content analysis was performed to identify common themes.

Findings: Several themes emerged from the staff interviews. These themes concentrated on particular drugs of concern; interventions in place to deal with substance use and those under the influence; and that drug use among SOP patrons occurred at venues prior to attending SOPV.

Conclusions: Interviews with SOP workers showed that these venues face unique challenges that may not be encountered by other settings. SOPV staff has a detailed understanding of their clientele and their perspectives may be important not only when informing trends in substance use but also the development and distribution of harm reduction materials.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/09687631003649389
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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