An economic analysis of income and expenditures by heroin-using research volunteers

Juliette Roddy, Mark Greenwald

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Abstract

At a Detroit research program from 2004 to 2005, out-of-treatment chronic daily heroin users (N 100) were interviewed to evaluate relationships between past 30-day income and factors influencing heroin price, expenditures, and consumption. Weekly heroin purchasing frequency was positively related to income and number of suppliers, and negatively related to time cost (min) from primary supplier. Daily heroin consumption was positively related to income and injection heroin use, and negatively related to unit cost of heroin. Implications and limitations are noted. Simulations are underway to assess within-subject changes in drug demand. Supported by NIH/NIDA R01 DA15462 and Joe Young, Sr. Funds (State of Michigan).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1503-1518
Number of pages16
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavioral economics
  • Detroit
  • Heroin
  • Injection
  • Opiates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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