Drug use and aids: Estimating injection prevalence in a rural state

Carl G. Leukefeld, T. K. Logan, David Farabee, Richard Clayton

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This paper presents approaches used in one rural U.S. state to describe the level of injecting drug use and to estimate the number of injectors not receiving drug-user treatment. The focus is on two broad areas of estimation that were used to present the prevalence of injecting drug use in Kentucky. The first estimation approach uses available data from secondary data sources. The second approach involves three small community studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-782+844-845
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number5-7
StatePublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

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Carl Leukefeld, D.S.W., is Professor of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, and Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. He has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, given presentations, and written articles on treatment, criminal justice, prevention, and HIV. He has also co-edited books, written books, and published articles in these areas. He was with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and served as the Chief Health Services Officer, United States Public Health Service. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Substance Use and Misuse.

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T. K. Logan has a Ph.D. in applied psy- chology, and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Logan has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the nature, extent, and co-occur-rence of HIV risk behavior, victimization, and drug use among crack users. She is also funded by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse to exam-ine violence, alcohol use, and victimiza-tion among women. In addition, she serves as principal investigator to evaluate ‘‘drug court’’ programs, and is co-investigator on a NIDA-funded study of health services utilization among males and females.

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Richard Clayton, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology and Public Health at the University of Kentucky. He is Director of the Prevention Research Center, has published numerous articles, chapters, and monographs, and has contributed to books focused on drug prevention, etiol-ogy, and interventions. He has given key-note presentations and made numerous presentations, both nationally and inter-nationally. He is Principal Investigator for a study to examine rural drug use that is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Clayton is also Principal Investigator for a major national project on nicotine that is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


  • AIDS
  • At-risk
  • Community
  • Drug use
  • Injecting
  • Prevalence estimation
  • Rural
  • Shooting gallery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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