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Associations between Cannabis Use and Multiple Substance Use among High School Students in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.213
Pages: 
529-35
Synopsis: 
Based on the data analysed from the National Secondary School Survey 2013, Jamaica, lifetime cannabis use was significantly associated with multiple substance use and was shown to be a risk factor for lifetime use of cigarettes and alcohol. However, adolescents who reported recent (past-month) use of cannabis were less likely to report recent use of alcohol and cigarettes.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Cigarettes, alcohol, cannabis, inhalants and cocaine are the most commonly used substances among high school students in Jamaica. However, there is limited evidence on their co-use and whether the use of one drug predicts the use of the others (multiple substance use). This study aimed to determine whether cannabis use predicts the co-use of the other substances.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017

Sociodemographic Characteristics and Lifetime Drug Use of the Jamaican Adult Prison Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.228
Synopsis: 
Of the 647 inmates who participated in this study, majority reported lifetime use of alcohol (78% convicted, 80% remanded) and marijuana (75% convicted, 78% remanded) with an initiation age of 15 years in both cases. Drug use was found to be associated with stealing, robbery and recidivism.

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Objective: To explore the socio-demographic profile of the Jamaican prison population.

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016

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A Comparison of Patients Relapsing to Addictive Drug Use with Non-relapsing Patients Following Residential Addiction Treatment in Antigua

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Pages: 
196–201
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The status of addictive drug use in 100 persons from Antigua with addiction admitted for residential treatment was assessed at an average of 21 months following treatment. Abstinence was achieved in 46% of those entering treatment, in 51% completing treatment, in 60% in those whose families participated and in 92% of those accepting halfway house placement.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Drug Utilization Patterns in Pregnant Women: A case study at the Mount Hope Women’s Hospital in Trinidad, West Indies

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Pages: 
561–6
Synopsis: 
The study was conducted to explore drug utilization in pregnant women attending a tertiary healthcare institution. It was a cross-sectional study in 506 women. There were 200 (39.5%) primigravidae, 306 (60.5%) multigravidae and 59.1% (299) of women were in the third trimester. More women with higher educational level take over-the-counter paracetamol, iron/folic acid and vitamin supplements while herbal supplements are rarely used.

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Objective: To explore drug (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal) utilization in pregnant women attending a public sector tertiary healthcare institution.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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