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Codeine cough syrup use among African-American crack cocaine users.
J Psychoactive Drugs. 2007 Mar; 39(1):97-102.JP

Abstract

While studies show evidence of a clear problem with the prevalence of crack cocaine and codeine cough syrup use separately, the relationship between these substances of abuse and concurrent polydrug use is unknown. In an attempt to ascertain beyond anecdotal evidence, the authors carried out a cross-sectional study among 482 African-American crack users to investigate the differences between those who were concurrently codeine cough syrup users and those who were not codeine cough syrup users in Houston, Texas. Logistic regression indicated that codeine use was significantly associated with lower participant age and lower education; codeine cough syrup users were significantly more likely than nonusers to not have a main sexual partner. In addition, codeine users had significantly higher odds of ever trading sex for money, marijuana use, and fry use. These findings are important in determining the "cultural novelties" relative to crack and codeine use among younger African Americans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17523589

Citation

Peters, Ronald J., et al. "Codeine Cough Syrup Use Among African-American Crack Cocaine Users." Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, vol. 39, no. 1, 2007, pp. 97-102.
Peters RJ, Williams M, Ross MW, et al. Codeine cough syrup use among African-American crack cocaine users. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2007;39(1):97-102.
Peters, R. J., Williams, M., Ross, M. W., Atkinson, J., & Yacoubian, G. S. (2007). Codeine cough syrup use among African-American crack cocaine users. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 39(1), 97-102.
Peters RJ, et al. Codeine Cough Syrup Use Among African-American Crack Cocaine Users. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2007;39(1):97-102. PubMed PMID: 17523589.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Codeine cough syrup use among African-American crack cocaine users. AU - Peters,Ronald J,Jr AU - Williams,Mark, AU - Ross,Michael W, AU - Atkinson,John, AU - Yacoubian,George S,Jr PY - 2007/5/26/pubmed PY - 2007/6/15/medline PY - 2007/5/26/entrez SP - 97 EP - 102 JF - Journal of psychoactive drugs JO - J Psychoactive Drugs VL - 39 IS - 1 N2 - While studies show evidence of a clear problem with the prevalence of crack cocaine and codeine cough syrup use separately, the relationship between these substances of abuse and concurrent polydrug use is unknown. In an attempt to ascertain beyond anecdotal evidence, the authors carried out a cross-sectional study among 482 African-American crack users to investigate the differences between those who were concurrently codeine cough syrup users and those who were not codeine cough syrup users in Houston, Texas. Logistic regression indicated that codeine use was significantly associated with lower participant age and lower education; codeine cough syrup users were significantly more likely than nonusers to not have a main sexual partner. In addition, codeine users had significantly higher odds of ever trading sex for money, marijuana use, and fry use. These findings are important in determining the "cultural novelties" relative to crack and codeine use among younger African Americans. SN - 0279-1072 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17523589/Codeine_cough_syrup_use_among_African_American_crack_cocaine_users_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02791072.2007.10399868 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -