Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City

Danielle C. Ompad, Sandro Galea, Crystal M. Fuller, Darcy Phelan, David Vlahov

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Abstract

Surveillance data suggests that club drug use (Ecstasy, GHB, ketamine, LSD, methamphetamine, PCP and flunitrazepam) has been a predominantly White adolescent and young adult phenomenon in the United States. The authors investigated the use of club drugs among 323 street-recruited minority substance users in northern New York City (66.3% were Hispanic, 23.8% were Black, and 9.9% were White/other race; median age = 32 years old). While Whites were more likely than others to have used club drugs, club drug use among Hispanics and Blacks was not uncommon; 45.3% Hispanics and 56.4% of Blacks reported a lifetime history of club drug use. PCP was the most commonly reported club drug used among all racial/ethnic groups. Further investigation of club drug use in minority populations is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-399
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Psychoactive Drugs
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2004

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Hispanic Americans
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Flunitrazepam
N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
Methamphetamine
Ketamine
Ethnic Groups
Young Adult
Population

Keywords

  • Club drugs
  • Ecstasy
  • Epidemiology
  • Methamphetamine
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Ompad, D. C., Galea, S., Fuller, C. M., Phelan, D., & Vlahov, D. (2004). Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 36(3), 397-399.

Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City. / Ompad, Danielle C.; Galea, Sandro; Fuller, Crystal M.; Phelan, Darcy; Vlahov, David.

In: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol. 36, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 397-399.

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Ompad, DC, Galea, S, Fuller, CM, Phelan, D & Vlahov, D 2004, 'Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City', Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 397-399.
Ompad DC, Galea S, Fuller CM, Phelan D, Vlahov D. Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 2004 Sep;36(3):397-399.
Ompad, Danielle C. ; Galea, Sandro ; Fuller, Crystal M. ; Phelan, Darcy ; Vlahov, David. / Club drug use among minority substance users in New York City. In: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 2004 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 397-399.
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