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Public attitudes towards people with drug dependence and people in recovery: research report

Published: 10 Jun 2016
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781786522306

Research into public attitudes in Scotland towards people with a history of drug dependence.

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Public attitudes towards people with drug dependence and people in recovery: research report
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1. Respondents were given the following description: "Methadone is a drug prescribed to those with a heroin addiction. Depending on the needs of the individual, the dose can be slowly reduced over time, so patients are able to give up heroin without experiencing withdrawal symptoms".

2. Singleton, Nicola (2011) Getting Serious about Stigma in Scotland: The problem with stigmatising drug users, UKDPC

3. Ibid.

4. Standard classifications used: AB (Higher & intermediate managerial, administrative, professional occupations); C1 (Supervisory, clerical & junior managerial, administrative, professional occupations); C2 (Skilled manual occupations); DE (Semi-skilled & unskilled manual occupations, unemployed and lowest grade occupations)

5. Respondents were given the following description: "Methadone is a drug prescribed to those with a heroin addiction. Depending on the needs of the individual, the dose can be slowly reduced over time, so patients are able to give up heroin without experiencing withdrawal symptoms".


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