Chapter 4. Needle Fixation

  1. Richard Pates BSc, DClinPsy, AFBPsS, CPsychol1,
  2. Andrew McBride MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPsych2 and
  3. Karin Arnold3
  1. Richard Pates,
  2. Andrew McBride and
  3. Karin Arnold

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch4

Injecting Illicit Drugs

Injecting Illicit Drugs

How to Cite

Pates, R., McBride, A. and Arnold, K. (2008) Needle Fixation, in Injecting Illicit Drugs (eds R. Pates, A. McBride and K. Arnold), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

  2. 2

    Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113601

Online ISBN: 9780470776339

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • needle fixation;
  • idus;
  • sexual associations;
  • self-injection;
  • sexual symbolism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evidence for needle fixation

  • Substitution

  • Perseverence

  • Sexual associations

  • Pain

  • Skills and status

  • Ritual

  • A psychological theory of needle fixation

  • Evidence against needle fixation

  • Treatmen

  • Conclusions

  • References