[Air-l] Drug-user online forums

Monica Barratt monica.barratt at postgrad.curtin.edu.au
Thu May 4 02:33:11 PDT 2006

Thanks for your thoughts Peter. 

No I didn't know that this was thought to be the first internet transaction!

I had a look and found there have been some reviews comparing online and
live support groups, see:

Finfgeld, D. L. (2000). Therapeutic groups online: The good, the bad, and
the unknown. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 241-255.

White, M., & Dorman, S. M. (2001). Receiving social support online:
Implications for health education. Health Education Research, 16(6),


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But I don't know any studies per say but a possible thesis might be  
to compare on-line support with live meeting support.

Also I am not sure but I believe I have heard in some Internet  
promotion news item or documentary that the first commercial  
transaction on the Internet was a drug deal.

On 2-May-06, at 9:18 PM, Peter Timusk wrote:

> Hi I find drug users and others coming into Narcotics Anonymous chats 
> at yahoo. But here the object is to not use drugs. But I suppose your 
> aware of this. There are a number of high people coming into these 
> rooms for support in quitting drug use.
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