Youth on DTES twice as likely to experiment with intravenous drugs: study
A new study has found that youth living on Vancouver’s drug-riddled Downtown Eastside are twice as likely as at-risk youth in other neighbourhoods to experiment with intravenous drugs.
Dr. Evan Wood, lead researcher at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and lead author of the peer-reviewed study, spent six years following 422 Vancouver vulnerable youth, 98 of whom reported living in the Downtown Eastside. The rest lived in other neighbourhoods. Read more here.
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer