Safe using messages may not be enough to promote behaviour change amongst injecting drug users who are ambivalent or indifferent towards death
journal contributionposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Peter MillerPeter Miller
Health promotion strategies ultimately rely on people perceiving the consequences of their behaviour as negative. If someone is indifferent towards death, it would logically follow that health promotion messages such as safe using messages would have little resonance. This study aimed to investigate attitudes towards death in a group of injecting drug users (IDUs) and how such attitudes may impact upon the efficacy/relevance of 'safe using' (health promotion) messages.