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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430081/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-criminal-behavior-among-illicit-drug-users-a-cross-sectional-study
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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
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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
#3
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429996/are-athletes-doping-related-attitudes-predicted-by-their-perceptions-of-coaches-confrontation-efficacy
#5
Philip Sullivan, Parmida Razavi
BACKGROUND: The coaching process is complex and dynamic. Coaches are known to affect athlete attitudes indirectly, through athletes' perceptions and interpretations. This process has been verified with a variety of ethical behaviors. OBJECTIVES: The current study investigated the relationships between athletes' perceived doping confrontation efficacy of their coaches and athlete's anti-doping attitudes. METHODS: A sample of athletes (N = 96) completed a version of the Doping Confrontation Efficacy Scale that was modified to assess their perception of their coaches' anti-doping confrontation efficacy, and the PEAS (Performance Enhancing Attitude Scale), which assessed their performance-enhancing attitudes...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409658/lack-of-preventive-health-behaviors-in-the-early-forties-the-role-of-earlier-trajectories-of-cigarette-smoking-from-adolescence-to-adulthood
#6
Chenshu Zhang, Judith S Brook, Carl G Leukefeld, Mario De La Rosa, David W Brook
OBJECTIVE: To study the degree to which individuals in different trajectories of cigarette smoking from adolescence to the early forties are similar or different in terms of lack of preventive health behaviors (e.g., underuse of preventive health services, unhealthy eating habits) in early midlife. METHODS: Participants came from a community-based random sample of residents in two upstate New York counties (N = 548). Data were collected from adolescence to early midlife (mean age = 43 years, standard deviation [SD] = 2...
April 14, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406360/comparing-alcohol-marketing-and-alcohol-warning-message-policies-across-canada
#7
Ashley Wettlaufer, Samantha N Cukier, Norman Giesbrecht
BACKGROUND: In order to reduce harms from alcohol, evidence-based policies are to be introduced and sustained. OBJECTIVES: To facilitate the dissemination of policies that reduce alcohol-related harms by documenting, comparing, and sharing information on effective alcohol polices related to restrictions on alcohol marketing and alcohol warning messaging in 10 Canadian provinces. METHODS: Team members developed measurable indicators to assess policies on (a) restrictions on alcohol marketing, and (b) alcohol warning messaging...
April 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406351/substance-use-in-undergraduate-students-with-histories-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-the-role-of-impulsivity
#8
Theresa E Egan, Anne E Dawson, Brian T Wymbs
BACKGROUND: Emerging adulthood (18-25 years old) is regarded as a time of identity exploration that includes a peak in risky behaviors, such as substance use and misuse. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is also associated with greater levels of risky behaviors, including substance use and misuse; however, there is a lack of research on substance use by emerging adults with ADHD, in particular the potential mechanisms that may facilitate this risk. OBJECTIVES: The present study builds on the existing research regarding the association between ADHD and substance use by examining roles of multiple facets of impulsivity in facilitating this association during emerging adulthood...
April 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406347/youth-problem-drinking-the-role-of-parental-and-familial-relationships
#9
Máté Á Balázs, Bettina F Piko, Kevin M Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use continues to be an important global public health problem and adolescence seems to be a decisive period of time in the development of drinking patterns into adulthood. While most studies concentrate on frequency and amount of alcohol, fewer studies address "problem drinking." Gathering information on youth's alcohol-related behavioral consequences is especially important. OBJECTIVES: Current research focuses on gathering information on the background of problem drinking behavior with special attention to parental/familial relationships...
April 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406345/not-your-typical-alcohol-accord-the-long-term-impact-of-a-voluntary-liquor-agreement-in-a-small-australian-town
#10
Richard Midford, John McKenzie, Rachel Mayhead
BACKGROUND: The town of Norseman introduced a Voluntary Liquor Agreement (voluntary restrictions on alcohol sales) in 2008, to reduce problematic drinking. This study examined its long-term impact. METHODS: Quantitative data on alcohol (cask wine, fortified wine, spirits) wholesale sales, hospital emergency visits and alcohol related offenses were compared from before to after the introduction of the restrictions. Qualitative interview data were collected from 10 key informants and from focus groups with Indigenous residents...
April 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394737/alcohol-and-nonmedical-prescription-drug-use-to-cope-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-an-analysis-of-hurricane-sandy-survivors
#11
Sarah R Lowe, Laura Sampson, Megan N Young, Sandro Galea
BACKGROUND: Postdisaster increases in substance use have been attributed to use of substances to cope with emotional reactions. However, no study to our knowledge has explored disaster survivors' substance use to cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prevalence and correlates of alcohol use and nonmedical prescription drug use (NMPDU) to cope with PTSD symptoms in two population-based samples of adult residents of New York City neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy...
April 10, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394735/drug-use-status-in-youth-the-role-of-gender-and-delay-discounting
#12
Sneha Thamotharan, Hunter Hahn, Sherecce Fields
BACKGROUND: Evidence from gender and delay discounting studies suggests these variables may influence drug use in youth. However, no studies to date have examined sexual discounting with regard to drug use in youth. OBJECTIVES: The present study examined gender and delay discounting, both monetary and sexual, with regard to the drug use status of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. METHODS: Youth aged 14-21 years (n = 155) provided demographic and drug use information and completed behavioral tasks assessing monetary and sexual discounting in a single laboratory session...
April 10, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394703/comparative-analysis-of-opioid-queries-on-erowid-org-an-opportunity-to-advance-harm-reduction
#13
Rachel S Wightman, Jeanmarie Perrone, Fire Erowid, Earth Erowid, Zachary F Meisel, Lewis S Nelson
BACKGROUND: Many individuals who use opioids turn to online resources to gather information on effects, availability, and safety. OBJECTIVE: Describe opioid index page views on Erowid.org to assess trends in public interest in particular opioids. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of Erowid.org site traffic was performed to identify unique average daily visits to opioid pages. All data was normalized to that of visits to the heroin index page...
April 10, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394700/drug-use-in-soldiers-family-and-peer-contextual-associations
#14
Mojtaba Habibi, Mohammad Darharaj, Adrian B Kelly, Hasan Shahmiri, Mona Malekianjabali, Seyedeh Leili Kheirolomoom
BACKGROUND: Given the stressful nature of military life, people in the armed forces are vulnerable to substance use. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between family and peers with drug use among military forces in Iran. METHODS: Convenience sampling was used to recruit a total of 422 draftees doing military service in army units in Tehran, Iran. Measures of family and peers' risk and protective factors, alcohol use, and other drug use were administered...
April 10, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394673/psychosocial-factors-related-to-the-intergenerational-transmission-of-externalizing-behaviors-in-early-midlife
#15
Chenshu Zhang, Judith S Brook, Neo K Morojele, Mario De La Rosa, Carl G Leukefeld, David W Brook
BACKGROUND: To study the intergenerational transmission of externalizing behaviors. METHODS: Participants came from a community-based random sample of residents in two upstate New York counties (N = 548). Data were collected from mothers at mean age 40 and from their children from adolescence (mean age = 14, SD = 2.8) to early midlife (mean age = 43, SD = 2.8) at seven time points. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to study the psychosocial factors as related to externalizing behaviors in early midlife...
April 10, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350194/modafinil-treatment-of-cocaine-dependence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Dinesh Sangroula, Fatima Motiwala, Bivek Wagle, Vivek C Shah, Katsuhiko Hagi, Steven Lippmann
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is none FDA-approved medication to treat cocaine dependency. Studies conducted with various medications, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and others, revealed inconsistent results. OBJECTIVES: To meta-analytically investigate the efficacy and safety of modafinil in the treatment of cocaine-dependent patients. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials with ≥20 subjects comparing the numerical therapeutic outcomes of modafinil with placebo were identified in databases, such as PUBMED, psycINFO, EMBASE, and Clinicaltrials...
March 28, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346082/depression-and-risk-for-problem-drinking-in-latino-migrant-day-laborers
#17
Kurt C Organista, Sonya G Arreola, Torsten B Neilands
BACKGROUND: Given the structural vulnerability of Latino migrant day laborers (LMDLs) to unstable and poorly paying work, harsh living conditions and frequent inability to support or even visit families in country of origin, psychological distress is a common response and one frequently implicated in risky outcomes such as problem drinking. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the relation of three different forms of psychological distress to problem drinking in LMDLs: depression, anxiety, and desesperación, the latter a popular Latino culture-based idiom of psychological distress...
March 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346056/alcohol-and-drug-use-and-aberrant-drug-related-behavior-among-patients-on-chronic-opioid-therapy
#18
Cynthia I Campbell, Andrea H Kline-Simon, Michael Von Korff, Kathleen W Saunders, Constance Weisner
OBJECTIVE: To better identify individuals on chronic opioid therapy (COT) at high risk for aberrant-drug related behavior (ADRB). We examine whether patients with low level alcohol and drug use have similar characteristics to those with alcohol and drug disorders. We then examined the relationship of alcohol and drug use to ADRBs among COT patients. METHODS: The sample was 972 randomly selected COT patients (age 21-80 years old) from a large health system in Northern California, USA, and interviewed in 2009...
March 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346039/comparison-between-urinalysis-results-and-self-reported-heroin-use-among-patients-undergoing-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-china
#19
Li Li, Li-Jung Liang, Chunqing Lin, Nan Feng, Zunyou Wu
BACKGROUND: The validity and concordance of two main measures of drug use behavior, self-report and urinalysis, has long been discussed. More understanding is needed about the underlying factors associated with discordance between these two methods. OBJECTIVES: Describe the pattern and associated factors of discordance between self-reported heroin use and the urinalysis results of opiate use among methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) patients in China. METHODS: A total of 2,448 MMT patients from 68 clinics in five provinces of China participated in a survey, which collected information on demographics, drug use and MMT-related factors, depressive symptoms, and drug avoidance self-efficacy...
March 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346036/assessing-the-relationship-between-mental-distress-and-tobacco-use-in-post-katrina-and-rita-louisiana
#20
Snigdha Mukherjee, Melanie Canterberry, Jennifer B Yore, Edward Cannon Ledford, Thomas W Carton
BACKGROUND: The relationship between mental health status and smoking is complicated and often confounded by bi-directionality, yet most research on this relationship assumes exogeneity. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this article is to implement an instrumental variable approach to (1) test the exogeneity assumption and (2) report on the association between mental health status and smoking post-disaster. METHODS: This analysis utilizes the 2006 and 2007 Louisiana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey to examine the link between mental distress and smoking in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita...
March 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
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