Opium addiction among Indochinese refugees in the United States: Characteristics of addicts and their opium use

Joseph Westermeyer, Touxa Lyfoung, Michelle Westermeyer, John Neider

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Abstract

The Problem Opium addiction was prevalent in the United States from the early 1800s to the early 1900s, when about 250,000 opiate-dependent persons lived in the United States [1]. After the Narcotic Act of 1914, opium addiction essentially disappeared from the United States until it reappeared among Indochinese refugees during the last decade [2]. This paper reports on the demographic characteristics and opium use patterns in a group of Asian opium addicts presenting voluntarily for assessment and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-277
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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