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Sign In. Advanced Search. Article Navigation. Close mobile search navigation Article Navigation. Volume Habitus and Drug Using Environments. H ealth , P lace and L ived -E xperiences. Sveinung Sandberg. University of Oslo.
Oxford Academic. Google Scholar. The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Int J Drug Policy. See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Background Though public bathroom drug injection has been documented from the perspective of people who inject drugs, no research has explored the experiences of the business managers who oversee their business bathrooms and respond to drug use.
Methods A survey instrument was designed to collect data on manager encounters with drug use occurring in their business bathrooms. Conclusion The results from this study underscore the need for additional research on the experiences that community stakeholders have with public injection as well as educational outreach efforts among business managers. Introduction Drug overdose death rates per year in the United States US more than doubled between and , from 6. Methods Survey design, pilot sampling, and refinement The survey instrument was drafted by the first author and revised according to feedback received from co-authors, SEP staff, PWID, and business managers.
Table 2 Total number of businesses surveyed by Tier. Open in a separate window. Measurement After collecting information about each business and its bathroom, project staff asked managers questions about their encounters, and those reported to them by their staff, with people using drugs in the bathroom, paraphernalia, and overdoses over the past six months only.
Results Business characteristics A total of 86 managers participated in the study.
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Customer complaints Forty-four percent of managers received customer complaints regarding drug use occurring in their business bathroom Table 1. Discussion Results from this study show that drug use is occurring in business bathrooms throughout NYC. Limitations The results from this exploratory study cannot be generalized for all of NYC being that this study used a combination of purposive and convenience sampling and consisted of a small sample size.
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