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Substance Abuse and Its Relationship with Household Dysfunction and Psychological Distress among University Students

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.265
Pages: 
3–6
Synopsis: 
Systematic sampling was used to collect data from 382 university students about their substance use, experience of household dysfunction and their level of psychological distress. The relationship between these variables was then analysed.

ABSTRACT

Objective:The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between experiencing household dysfunction and substance abuse in adulthood among Jamaican university students.

Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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Substance Abuse during Adulthood Subsequent to the Experience of Physical Abuse and Psychological Distress during Childhood

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.266
Pages: 
7–10
Synopsis: 
Preliminary results indicate that experiencing physical abuse increases the likelihood of having higher levels of psychological distress and becoming a substance abuser during adulthood.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study investigated if there was a significant relationship between physical abuse during childhood and experiencing psychological distress and substance abuse among university students.

Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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A Comparison of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in Male Offenders in Jamaica and England and Wales

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.258
Pages: 
36–40
Synopsis: 
Approximately 18% of males in the Jamaican prison population have a mental illness, with substance abuse being the most frequently diagnosed.

ABSTRACT

Background: The present study sought to determine the prevalence of substance abuse, mental illness, sociodemographics and clinical characteristics of mentally ill offenders. These data were compared to data from the prison population in the United Kingdom.

Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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