Drugs and prostitution

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Drugs and prostitution have been documented to have a direct correlation. In 1978, a study showed that use of drugs by prostitutes appeared to be an "adaptation and commitment to a deviant social role".

Drug use tended to predate prostitution among low level prostitutes with the connection most likely due to economic necessity. Low level prostitutes tended to use depressants, specifically heroin, as the drug of choice. High class prostitution showed that prostitution predates drug use with stimulants being the drug of choice.[1]

A 1994 study among South London prostitutes showed links between sexual behavior, severity of dependence, and use of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol.[2]

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  1. ^ Goldstein, P.J. (1978). "Relationship Between Prostitution and Substance Use". NCJRS Abstract. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  2. ^ M, Gossop (1994). "Sexual behaviour and its relationship to drug-taking among prostitutes in south London". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2015-02-26.