Childhood physical abuse amongst regular drug users

image - Istock 000018122105medium Square
Date Commenced:
2012
Project Supporters:

Australian Government Department of Health

Project Members: 
Dr Michelle Tye
Lecturer
image - 1354254213 Sharlene Kaye Square
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Ph 9385 0279
Project Main Description: 

Childhood physical abuse is common amongst drug users. This body of work examines the extent and nature of childhood physical abuse amongst regular drug users, and its relationship to later drug use and violence.

Project Collaborators: External: 

Dr Fiona Shand
Black Dog Institute, UNSW

Aims: 

To determine the extent of childhood physical abuse amongst drug users, its relationship to later drug use and violence.

Design and Method: 

Analysis of two cross sectional studies of injecting drug users.

Progress/Update: 

Data collection is complete.

Output: 

Publications

Torok, M., Darke, S., Kaye, S., & Shand, F. (2015) The association of early-life and substance use risks to violent offending among injecting drug users, Drug and Alcohol Review, 34, 10-17.

Torok, M., Darke, S., Kaye, S., & Shand, F. (2014) Violent offending severity among injecting drug users: examining risk factors and issues around classification. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1773-1778.

Darke, S. & Torok, M. (2014) The association of childhood physical abuse with the onset and extent of drug use amongst regular injecting drug users. Addiction, 109, 610-614.

Darke, S. & Torok, M. (2013).Childhood physical abuse, non-suicidal self-harm and attempted suicide amongst regular injecting drug users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133, 420– 426.

 

 

 

Benefits: 

Novel data on harms associated in later life after the experience of childhood physical abuse. 

Project Research Area: 
Project Status: 
Completed
Year Completed: 
2015