University of Gothenburg

Do you inject drugs and are between 16 and 29 years old?

In this project we want to talk to people who begun injecting drugs before the age of 18.

Damon Barrett, Frida Petersson, and Russell Turner are researchers from the University of Gothenburg who during 2022 are starting a research project on young people who inject drugs.

In Sweden, we know very little about young people who inject drugs and their daily life situations. Help and support is often designed for adults, but this may not suit young people’s needs and wishes. For example, under 18s cannot attend a needle-exchange programme.

We would like you to get in touch with us if you:

  • Are between 16 and 29 years old

  • Began injecting drugs before you turned 18

  • Are willing to take part in an interview about your experiences

What’s involved in the interview?

We would like to interview you once, either at a needle exchange centre, or by telephone/digitally. The interview will take about an hour. You can be anonymous (you don’t need to give your name).

The questions that we ask in the interview are about your life in general and your experiences of injecting drugs. We are also interested in your views about any help or support that you have received or wanted to have.

If you would like to take part in the study or would like more information, please contact:

Damon Barrett, PhD, lecturer (project leader)
Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Gothenburg

Frida Petersson, PhD, social worker, Associate Professor in Social Work

Russell Turner, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher
0762 952 688