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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524740/identifying-risk-factors-for-late-onset-50-alcohol-use-disorder-and-heavy-drinking-a-systematic-review
#1
Jakob Emiliussen, Anette Søgaard Nielsen, Kjeld Andersen
This systematic review seeks to expand the description and understanding of late-onset AUD and asks "Which risk factors have been reported for late-onset heavy drinking and AUD?" METHOD: Using PRISMA guidelines, a literature review and search was performed on May 19, 2015 using the following databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and PsychInfo. Nine studies were included in the final review. RESULTS: The search revealed that only very few studies have been conducted...
May 19, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524739/personal-values-as-a-mediator-of-relations-between-perceived-parental-support-and-control-and-youth-substance-use
#2
Gabriella Borca, Emanuela Rabaglietti, Antonella Roggero, Peggy Keller, Eric Haak, Tatiana Begotti
BACKGROUND: Tobacco and marijuana smoking are very popular in adolescence and there is a high rate of comorbidity between them, even in young adulthood. Parental support and control may hinder involvement in the use of these substances by promoting conventional values among adolescents. OBJECTIVES: The present study investigates the relations between family functioning (parental support and control) and psychoactive substance use (tobacco and marijuana smoking) and determines whether these relationships are mediated by personal values (in terms of disapproval of deviance and beliefs about the importance of school, health and religion)...
May 19, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524716/social-influences-on-college-student-use-of-tobacco-products-alcohol-and-marijuana
#3
Michael Windle, Regine Haardörfer, Steven A Lloyd, Bruce Foster, Carla J Berg
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated associations between the use of alternative tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes, little cigars/cigarillos, hookah, e-cigarettes), alcohol, and marijuana among college students and use by their parents, siblings, and friends. A large literature exists for social influences on adolescent substance use, but few studies have focused on college samples. PARTICIPANTS: 3,418 college students from seven universities in the state of Georgia participated in this study...
May 19, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524714/consumption-patterns-of-nightlife-attendees-in-munich-a-latent-class-analysis
#4
Tessa-Virginia Hannemann, Ludwig Kraus, Daniela Piontek
BACKGROUND: The affinity for substance use among patrons of nightclubs has been well established. With novel psychoactive substances (NPS) quickly emerging on the European drug market, trends, and patterns of use are potentially changing. OBJECTIVES: (1) The detection of subgroups of consumers in the electronic dance music scene of a major German metropolitan city, (2) describing the consumption patterns of these subgroups, (3) exploring the prevalence and type of NPS consumption in this population at nightlife events in Munich...
May 19, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524713/usual-alcohol-consumption-and-risks-for-nonfatal-fall-injuries-in-the-united-states-results-from-the-2004-2013-national-health-interview-survey
#5
Chiung M Chen, Young-Hee Yoon
BACKGROUND: Acute alcohol consumption is known to be a risk factor for fall injuries. OBJECTIVE: The study sought to determine whether usual alcohol consumption increases the risk for nonfatal fall injuries. METHOD: Data from 289,187 sample adults in the 2004-2013 U.S. National Health Interview Surveys were analyzed. Of these, 3,368 (∼1%) reported a total of 3,579 fall-injury episodes requiring medical consultation in the past 3 months...
May 19, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471320/erectile-dysfunction-symptoms-in-polydrug-dependents-seeking-treatment
#6
Jales Clemente, Alessandra Diehl, Paulo Roberto Oliveira Henrique Santana, Claudio Jerônimo da Silva, Sandra Cristina Pillon, Jair de Jesus Mari
OBJECTIVE: To assess erectile dysfunction (ED) symptom prevalence, sexual behavior conditions, and risk factors associated to ED in a male polydrug dependent sample. METHODS: A cross-sectional design study was conducted with 102 substance-dependent male polydrug users who sought outpatient treatment in São Paulo, Brazil. Sociodemographic data, drug of choice, chronic disease questions, sexually transmitted infections, International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) scale, Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST), and WHOQOL-Bref instrument were used...
May 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471316/a-longitudinal-study-of-self-reported-psychopathology-in-beginning-ecstasy-and-amphetamine-users-a-third-follow-up-evaluation
#7
Daniel Wagner, Torsten Sauder, Philip Koester, Euphrosyne Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, Joerg Daumann
BACKGROUND: It is still unknown whether psychopathological symptoms found in ecstasy and amphetamine users were apparent before the first use or developed subsequent to its use. OBJECTIVES: The present study presents the third follow-up evaluation of a longitudinal study to assess the nature of the relationship between ecstasy, amphetamine (AMPH) and psychopathology. METHODS: In this sample, 69 beginning ecstasy and AMPH users were followed over a period of 4 years...
May 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471305/a-systematic-review-on-harmful-alcohol-use-among-civilian-populations-affected-by-armed-conflict-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#8
Janice Lo, Preeti Patel, James M Shultz, Nadine Ezard, Bayard Roberts
BACKGROUND: There are currently over 55 million refugees and internally displaced persons due to armed conflict. In addition, there are around 150 million more conflict-affected residents who remain in their home communities. Armed conflict poses a number of potential risks for harmful alcohol use. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to systematically examine evidence on harmful alcohol use among conflict-affected populations in low- and middle-income countries...
May 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471281/is-a-history-of-sexual-abuse-related-to-poor-sleep-among-former-opioid-addicted-women-with-and-without-methadone-maintenance-treatment
#9
Einat Peles, Shay Hacohen, Anat Sason, Smadar Lamberg, Shaul Schrieber, Miriam Adelson
To study whether poor sleep that is known to characterize methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients may be related to their past sexual abuse and/or their treatment modality, we compared perceived sleep indices (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI); Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)) and depression (21-HAM-D) between women with and without sexual abuse history (Childhood Trauma Questionnaire) in MMT and in a non-MMT ("opioid medication-free") in-patient rehabilitation center (MABAT). Twenty-six sexually abused women in MMT had the worst sleep quality scores (PSQI) (10...
May 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471275/trait-mindfulness-and-progression-to-injection-use-in-youth-with-opioid-addiction
#10
J Deanna Wilson, Hoa Vo, Pamela Matson, Hoover Adger, Gabriela Barnett, Marc Fishman
BACKGROUND: Many youth initiate opioid misuse with prescription opioids and transition over time to more severe substance-using behaviors, including injection. Trait mindfulness is a potentially protective factor. OBJECTIVES: This is a cross-sectional study characterizing a sample of opioid-using youth by level of mindfulness and examines the potential effect modification of emotion regulation on the relationship between mindfulness and progression to injection opioid use...
May 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471256/gender-differences-in-the-transmission-of-smoking-from-filipino-parents-to-their-offspring-the-role-of-parenting-school-climate-and-negative-emotions
#11
Dan Jerome Barrera
OBJECTIVE: This article examines gender differences in the transmission of smoking, and the role of parenting, school climate, and negative emotions in the parental smoking-adolescent smoking relationship. METHODS: The study used a nationally representative cross-sectional data on 5,290 Filipino secondary students. RESULTS: Results suggest that Filipino adolescents having parents who smoke, tend to smoke cigarettes. Maternal smoking affects both girls' and boys' smoking, but paternal smoking has no effect on both sexes...
May 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467267/saving-my-life-dynamics-of-peer-and-staff-corrections-among-therapeutic-community-residents
#12
Nathan J Doogan, Keith L Warren
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic communities (TCs) maintain order and encourage behavior change through a system of peer corrections. This study is the first quantitative analysis of the dynamics of the exchange of peer corrections at TCs. OBJECTIVES: We applied longitudinal social network analysis to compare the reactions of TC residents to peer versus staff intervention, while analyzing dynamics of correction exchange among residents. METHOD: The data consisted of a large database of staff and peer affirmations and corrections at four therapeutic community units that occurred between the years 2006 and 2008...
May 3, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467231/smoking-behaviors-among-adolescents-in-foster-care-a-gender-based-analysis
#13
Svetlana Shpiegel, Steve Sussman, Scott E Sherman, Omar El Shahawy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adolescents in foster care are at high risk for cigarette smoking. However, it is not clear how their smoking behaviors vary by gender. The present study examined lifetime and current smoking among males and females, and explored gender-specific risk factors for engagement in smoking behaviors. METHOD: Data from the Multi Site Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs was used to evaluate patterns of smoking among adolescents aged 12-18 years (N = 1121; 489 males, 632 females)...
May 3, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467154/how-do-people-who-frequently-attend-emergency-departments-for-alcohol-related-reasons-use-view-and-experience-specialist-addiction-services
#14
Thomas Parkman, Joanne Neale, Ed Day, Colin Drummond
BACKGROUND: People who frequently attend emergency departments (EDs) for alcohol-related reasons, cost health systems greatly. Although specialist addiction services may be more appropriate for their needs, drinkers often experience barriers accessing specialist alcohol-related support. OBJECTIVES: This study explores how people who frequently attend EDs for alcohol-related reasons use, view, and experience specialist addiction services. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 30 individuals recruited from six EDs across London, United Kingdom...
May 3, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467153/correlates-of-blunt-smoking-among-african-american-hispanic-latino-and-white-adults-results-from-the-2014-national-survey-on-drug-use-and-health
#15
LaTrice Montgomery, Dale S Mantey
BACKGROUND: Blunt use is highly prevalent in the United States and has been associated with several negative health consequences, such as an increased risk for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Although recent studies have identified characteristics (e.g., gender) that are associated with blunt use, it is unclear if these factors correlate with blunt use equally across racial/ethnic groups. METHODS: Using cross-sectional data from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, this study aimed to determine if demographic, health and substance use correlates of current (i...
May 3, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436758/amphetamine-type-stimulants-ats-use-and-homosexuality-related-enacted-stigma-are-associated-with-depression-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-in-two-major-cities-in-vietnam-in-2014
#16
Nga Thi Thu Vu, Martin Holt, Huong Thi Thu Phan, Lan Thi La, Gioi Minh Tran, Tung Thanh Doan, Trang Nguyen Nhu Nguyen, John de Wit
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by mental health concerns, including depression. Amphetamine-type-stimulants (ATS) use and homosexuality-related stigma and discrimination have been found associated with depression among MSM. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of depression and its associations with ATS use and homosexuality-related stigma and discrimination among MSM in Vietnam. METHODS: 622 MSM were conveniently recruited in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, from September to December 2014...
April 24, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430081/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-criminal-behavior-among-illicit-drug-users-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Rafael Alves Guimarães, Natália Silva Mesquita, Renata Silva Lopes, Roselma Lucchese, Rodrigo Lopes de Felipe, Ivânia Vera, Inaina Lara Fernandes, Paulo Alexandre de Castro, Luiz Henrique Batista Monteiro, Graciele Cristina Silva
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate high rates of criminal behavior, violent activities, and legal problems among illicit drug users (IDU) in Brazil. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with criminal behavior among IDU undergoing treatment for chemical dependency in Central Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out with IDU undergoing treatment for chemical dependence. Data were collected by means of face-to-face interviews and analyzed using logistic regression...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430015/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-mindfulness-and-acceptance-group-therapy-for-residential-substance-use-patients
#18
Ryan C Shorey, Joanna Elmquist, Michael J Gawrysiak, Catherine Strauss, Ellen Haynes, Scott Anderson, Gregory L Stuart
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders are understood as a chronically relapsing condition that is difficult to treat. However, in recent years there have been promising developments in the treatment of substance use disorders, specifically with interventions based on mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy. Little research has examined whether these types of interventions may positively impact residential substance use treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Thus, in the current study we developed and examined, in a randomized controlled trial, a 4-week, eight-session, adjunctive mindfulness and acceptance group therapy for patients in residential substance use treatment...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430013/barriers-to-access-to-sterile-syringes-as-perceived-by-pharmacists-and-injecting-drug-users-implications-for-harm-reduction-in-lebanon
#19
Ali Ghaddar, Karine Nassar, Ghadier Elsoury
BACKGROUND: Access to sterile syringes to injecting drug users (IDU) reduces sharing behavior and prevents the transmission of HIV. OBJECTIVES: To describe the barriers to access to sterile syringes for IDUs in Lebanon from the perspectives of pharmacists and IDUs. METHODS: in this qualitative study conducted in Lebanon, data were collected from 72 syringe purchase tests at pharmacies, 64 interviewees with pharmacists and 2 focus groups with injecting drug users...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429997/attitudes-toward-cognitive-enhancer-use-among-new-zealand-tertiary-students
#20
Sanyogita Sanya Ram, Safeera Hussainy, Marcus Henning, Kay Stewart, Maree Jensen, Bruce Russell
BACKGROUND: Cognitive enhancement is the use of prescription stimulant medicines by healthy individuals for nonmedical use in academic settings. Commonly used cognitive enhancers (CEs) include methylphenidate, amphetamines, and modafinil. To understand the motivation to use CEs, it is important to look beyond prevalence and explore the extent to which attitudes, beliefs, and intentions predict the decision to use CEs. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate what factors explain the decision to use CEs among tertiary students in New Zealand, using the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
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