Diazepam is a benzodiazepine which has a history of usage among problem drug using groups. It has also been linked to aggression in laboratory settings. This article will examine illicit diazepam use and violence amongst predominantly alcohol-orientated offenders. A self-complete survey of male Young Offenders (n¿=¿172) recruited during their induction into Scotland's only Young Offender's Institution was carried out during 2007. Qualitative interviews (n¿=¿30) were conducted during 2008 on another sample recruited in the same way.
- young offenders
Forsyth, A., Khan, F., & McKinlay, W. (2011). Diazepam, alcohol use and violence among male young offenders: 'the devil's mixture’. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 18(6), 468-476. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2011.563762