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Titolo:
Heroin use in adolescents and young adults admitted for drug detoxification
Autore:
Pugatch, D; Strong, LL; Has, P; Patterson, D; Combs, C; Reinert, S; Rich, JD; Flanigan, T; Brown, L;
Indirizzi:
Rhode Isl Hosp, Div Pediat Infect Dis, Providence, RI 02903 USA Rhode Isl Hosp Providence RI USA 02903 fect Dis, Providence, RI 02903 USA Brown Univ, Sch Med, Providence, RI 02903 USA Brown Univ Providence RI USA 02903 niv, Sch Med, Providence, RI 02903 USA Miriam Hosp, Providence, RI 02906 USA Miriam Hosp Providence RI USA 02906Miriam Hosp, Providence, RI 02906 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 337 - 346
SICI:
0899-3289(2001)13:3<337:HUIAAY>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HIV RISK; DEPENDENCE; INJECTORS; BEHAVIORS; PATTERNS;
Keywords:
substance abuse; heroin; adolescent/young adult; age of initiation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pugatch, D Rhode Isl Hosp, Div Pediat Infect Dis, 593 Eddy St, Providence,RI 02903 USA Rhode Isl Hosp 593 Eddy St Providence RI USA 02903 RI 02903 USA
Citazione:
D. Pugatch et al., "Heroin use in adolescents and young adults admitted for drug detoxification", J SUBST A, 13(3), 2001, pp. 337-346

Abstract

Purpose: To examine heroin use and associated morbidity in young adults undergoing drug detoxification. Methods: A retrospective chart review of all pet-sons (ages 18-25) admitted to either of the two state-funded detoxification facilities in Rhode Island was conducted between June 1998 and June 1999. Only those reporting heroin as a primary drug were included in this study (N = 201). Results: Clients were largely male (64%), and white (79%), with a mean age of 22. Of those that reported heroin as their primary drug, 62% used primarily by injection. Mean age of initiation for heroin use was 18.3 years. Twenty-two percent reported a psychiatric diagnosis, and 80% reported a substance-abusing family member. Injection, previous overdose, and a mother with a history of substance use were associated with early initiation of heroin use. Conclusions: The majority of young adults with heroin addiction undergoing detoxification began using heroin during late adolescence. Cooccurrence of psychiatric and medical diagnoses with heroin addiction was common, and may contribute to the severity of drug use. Efforts to identify risk factors for heroin and other injection drug use in adolescents and young adults will be critical for the design of effective interventions to prevent injection drug use and its associated morbidities. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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