In this episode of Addiction Audio, Rob Calder speaks to Professor Jon Caulkins about his Addiction Opinion & Debate article discussing the difficulties of measuring heroin use with general population surveys. This 16min podcast gives a fascinating insight into how national surveys are not necessarily ideal for estimating drug use prevalence. Professor Caulkins also explores how these methods be improved and some of the other ways in which drug use can be estimated.

The original article can be found here:

Reuter P, Caulkins JP, Midgette G. Heroin Use Cannot Be Measured Adequately with a General Population Survey. Addiction 2021


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