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Dust in the wind: the growing use of embalming fluid among youth in Hartford, CT.
Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(8):1035-50.SU

Abstract

This study suggests that use of embalming fluid as a mind-altering drug has been underreported. Based on a social network recruitment strategy, findings from a study in 2000 of 401 outreach worker-recruited polydrug-involved youth (ages 16-24 years) from the inner city of Hartford, CT indicate widespread (over 80% of study participants had used the drug at least once) and regular use of embalming fluid mixed with either marijuana or mint. This paper reports findings on frequency and distribution of use, experience, and consequences of use, access to the drug, and characteristics of embalming fluid users. Given the toxic substances that comprise embalming fluid, and the tendency, affirmed in the present study, of the drug to be associated with violent behavior, there is a need to recognize embalming fluid as a drug of concern among youth.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA. anthro8566@aol.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16040367

Citation

Singer, Merrill, et al. "Dust in the Wind: the Growing Use of Embalming Fluid Among Youth in Hartford, CT." Substance Use & Misuse, vol. 40, no. 8, 2005, pp. 1035-50.
Singer M, Clair S, Schensul J, et al. Dust in the wind: the growing use of embalming fluid among youth in Hartford, CT. Subst Use Misuse. 2005;40(8):1035-50.
Singer, M., Clair, S., Schensul, J., Huebner, C., Eiserman, J., Pino, R., & Garcia, J. (2005). Dust in the wind: the growing use of embalming fluid among youth in Hartford, CT. Substance Use & Misuse, 40(8), 1035-50.
Singer M, et al. Dust in the Wind: the Growing Use of Embalming Fluid Among Youth in Hartford, CT. Subst Use Misuse. 2005;40(8):1035-50. PubMed PMID: 16040367.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dust in the wind: the growing use of embalming fluid among youth in Hartford, CT. AU - Singer,Merrill, AU - Clair,Scott, AU - Schensul,Jean, AU - Huebner,Cristina, AU - Eiserman,Julie, AU - Pino,Raul, AU - Garcia,José, PY - 2005/7/26/pubmed PY - 2005/10/5/medline PY - 2005/7/26/entrez SP - 1035 EP - 50 JF - Substance use & misuse JO - Subst Use Misuse VL - 40 IS - 8 N2 - This study suggests that use of embalming fluid as a mind-altering drug has been underreported. Based on a social network recruitment strategy, findings from a study in 2000 of 401 outreach worker-recruited polydrug-involved youth (ages 16-24 years) from the inner city of Hartford, CT indicate widespread (over 80% of study participants had used the drug at least once) and regular use of embalming fluid mixed with either marijuana or mint. This paper reports findings on frequency and distribution of use, experience, and consequences of use, access to the drug, and characteristics of embalming fluid users. Given the toxic substances that comprise embalming fluid, and the tendency, affirmed in the present study, of the drug to be associated with violent behavior, there is a need to recognize embalming fluid as a drug of concern among youth. SN - 1082-6084 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16040367/Dust_in_the_wind:_the_growing_use_of_embalming_fluid_among_youth_in_Hartford_CT_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1081/JA-200030787 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -