PROFILE OF CONSUMPTION OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS: A CONTRIBUTION TO A BRIEF INTERVENTION IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL1 1 This study was supported by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education through the National Program for Reorientation of Professional Training in Health (PRO PET-Saúde/Saúde da Família) and CNPq for the development of a post-doctorate program abroad at the Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal.

PERFIL DEL CONSUMO DE SUSTANCIAS PSICOACTIVAS Y SU RELACIÓN CON LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS SOCIODEMOGRÁFICAS: UNA CONTRIBUCIÓN PARA INTERVENCIÓN BREVE EN LA ATENCIÓN PRIMARIA A LA SALUD, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL

Angela Maria Mendes Abreu Pedro Miguel Santos Dinis Parreira Maria Helena do Nascimento Souza Teresa Maria Mendes Diniz de Andrade Barroso About the authors

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to analyze the profile of consumption of psychoactive substances in the past three months and their association with sociodemographic variables. A cross-sectional study was conducted with users of the Family Health Strategy in the perspective of the brief intervention, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sample included 1,489 users of the service interviewed throughout a year. The consumption of substances was assessed through the questionnaire Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test. Statistical analysis was developed using the software SPSS. The highest prevalence rates in the past three months were found in the male subsample for use of tobacco (56.4%), alcoholic drinks (75.8%), cannabis (16.9%), and cocaine/crack (10.1%). Religion and educational level appear as an important protective factor against the use of drugs. A prevalence of consumption of psychoactive substances among the users of this area within the scope of work of nurses was evidenced.

DESCRIPTORS:
Primary health care; Alcohol drinking; Tobacco; Street drugs; Public health nursing

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