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Interviews were previously conducted with 72 heroin-addicted female street prostitutes who spread HIV by sharing injection paraphernalia and engagin in unprotected sex with multiple male customers. Most were willing to enroll in free methadone maintenance if made available. Forty-one female...
In this study, a cocaine abstinence syndrome is confirmed. Moreoever, the cocaine withdrawal syndrome was found to be medically and psychiatrically benign and required no medication for detoxification in this impatient setting. The 150 patients who underwent cocaine withdrawal did not show the...
Attention deficits were studied among 67 consecutive admissions to an adult tertiary care in-patient substance abuse unit. Fifty-four patients completed the testing; of these 15 were excluded due to confounding variables. The majority of the remaining 39 subjects had evidence of current and/or...
Alcohol Use Disorders are thought to be underdianosed in the geriatric population. A retrospective medical record review was performed on 383 patients who presented for outpatient geriatric assessment from 1985-1990. The record review included data on the alcohol consumption history, age, sex,...
The relationships between drinking history, housing history, several clinical variables and treatment retention after detoxification were evaluated in 109 inner-city alcoholics. Compared to men with a fisxed abode, homeless subjects (N = 50) reported a history of alcoholism of ealry onset and...
The authors examine the driving patterns of those at high-risk of drinking-driving. A specially designed questionnaire collected data from 878 respondents in alcohol treatment and criminal justice facilities. The LISREL program is used to analyze the causal structure underlying driving behavior...
A sample of 3,572 chemical dependency inpatients aged 25 to 82 years were the subjects of a study to evaluate whether observed reductions in health care costs are associated with successful recovery from alcoholism and other drug dependence, a function of regression to the mean, or ancillary...
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