Methamphetamine use among gay, bisexual and non-identified men-who-have-sex-with-men: An analysis of daily patterns

Perry N. Halkitis, Todd M. Solomon, Robert W. Moeller, Stephanie A R Doig, Lindsay S. Espinosa, Daniel Siconolfi, Bruce D. Homer

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Abstract

This study sought to understand the patterns, methods of administration and contexts for methamphetamine use (MA) in a sample of racially diverse men who have sex with men (MSM). Inclusion into the study required participants to be classified as clinically dependent on MA, but indicate no other illicit substance use. Use was assessed using Timeline Followback for a period of 30 days. Of the 900 assessed days, MA use was reported on 217. Participants reported an average of seven days of use, with the majority of use occurring on the weekend. The weekend usage pattern suggests an incorporation of drugs into the lives of gay men as a means of socialization and recreation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-231
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of health psychology
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Contexts of drug use
  • Gay and bisexual men
  • Methamphetamine
  • Mode of administration
  • Patterns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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    Halkitis, P. N., Solomon, T. M., Moeller, R. W., Doig, S. A. R., Espinosa, L. S., Siconolfi, D., & Homer, B. D. (2009). Methamphetamine use among gay, bisexual and non-identified men-who-have-sex-with-men: An analysis of daily patterns. Journal of health psychology, 14(2), 222-231. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105308100206