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Club Drug Use Among Minority Substance Users in New York (2004)

Club Drug Use Among Minority Substance Users in New York (2004)

  1. Jatelka
    Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 2004 Sep;36(3):397-9

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

    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.