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Substance Abuse Treatment – the Special Needs Populations

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82–3

INTRODUCTION

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that problem drug-use is a chronic behavioural disorder characterized by repeated cycles of treatment, relapse and recovery that might last for decades (4). The factors contributing to alcohol and substance use are varied and complex. These include sociodemographic, environmental, sociocultural, family, personality and genetic factors.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Factors Affecting Completion of a 28-day inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programme at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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364–8
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Factors affecting treatment completion were studied in 224 patients in the Substance Abuse Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies. Of the 23% of patients who failed to complete their treatment, those with cocaine dependence primarily were significantly more likely to fail than those with primarily alcohol dependence.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013
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