Longitudinal Outcomes Among a Cohort of Crack Users After 12 Years from Treatment Discharge

Longitudinal Outcomes Among a Cohort of Crack Users After 12 Years from Treatment Discharge

Author Dias, Andrea Costa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vieira, Denise Leite Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gomes, Luca Santoro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Araujo, Marcelo Ribeiro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Follow-ups of crack consumption are scarce in literature. the aim of this article was to investigate the evolution of a cohort of crack users and identify longitudinal outcomes. for the study, 131 consecutive crack users who were admitted to treatment (1992-1994) were interviewed. After 12 years, 107 participants were assessed. Among them, 43 were abstainers, 22 were crack users, 13 had been arrested, 2 were missing, and 27 were dead. the study showed dynamic changes of crack use patterns over time and a high involvement in illegal activities (p = 0.00) among drug users. Discontinuation of care and stigmatization of crack users has been discussed.
Keywords Crack addiction
longitudinal outcomes
health policies
Language English
Date 2011-01-01
Published in Journal of Addictive Diseases. Abingdon: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 30, n. 3, p. 271-280, 2011.
ISSN 1055-0887 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extent 271-280
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2011.581983
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000300006600009
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33309

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