Alcohol, cocaine, and crack dependence and psychiatric disorders

Morgana Scheffer Graciela Gema Pasa Rosa Maria Martins de Almeida About the authors

This study investigated the frequency of psychiatric disorders in two groups of drug users, cocaine/crack and alcohol/cocaine/crack, by means of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I Plus). The participants, 32 men, had an average age of 27.65 (SD=7.38) years. Most of them had not completed Fundamental School (34.37%), were single (81.25 %) and reported a family history of alcohol consumption (76.5% - cocaine/crack; 53.3% - alcohol/ cocaine/crack). On average, the time of abstinence was 33.05 (SD=19.52) days. The results showed a high frequency of Mood Disorders in both groups. Although the difference was not statistically significant, the alcohol/cocaine/crack group presented, additionally, high frequency of Personality Disorder, suggesting the need of a distinct treatment for that population.

drugs; comorbidity; psychiatric disorders; male population


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