“Getting out of downtown”: a longitudinal study of how street-entrenched youth attempt to exit an inner city drug scene

Rod Knight, Danya Fast, Kora DeBeck, Jean Shoveller & Will Small
Background: Urban drug “scenes” have been identified as important risk environments that shape the health of street-entrenched youth. New knowledge is needed to inform policy and programing interventions to help reduce youths’ drug scene involvement and related health risks. The aim of this study was to identify how young people envisioned exiting a local, inner-city drug scene in Vancouver, Canada, as well as the individual, social and structural factors that shaped their experiences. Methods: Between...
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