Will growth in cryptomarket drug buying increase the harms of illicit drugs?

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Aldridge, Judith; Stevens, Alex; Barratt, Monica J.;
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Journal: Addiction (Abingdon, England),volume 113,issue 5,pages789-796 (issn: 0965-2140, eissn: 1360-0443)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/add.13899, pmc: PMC5947707
  • Subject: illegal drug use | risk taking | risk reduction | drug quality | Addiction Debate | drug harms | darknet | drug dealing | Cryptomarkets | drug prices | harm reduction

Background: Cryptomarkets – online, anonymous marketplaces for illicit goods and services that mostly specialise in drugs – account for a small but rapidly growing share of the illicit drug market in many countries. Policy responses so far are generally based on the ass... View more