Concurrent cocaine and alcohol use in individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265454
Title:
Concurrent cocaine and alcohol use in individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program
Authors:
Lyne, J.; O’Donoghue, B.; Clancy, M.; Kinsella, A.; O’Gara, C.
Citation:
Concurrent cocaine and alcohol use in individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program 2009, 179 (2):233 Irish Journal of Medical Science
Journal:
Irish Journal of Medical Science
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265454
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0385-6
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s11845-009-0385-6
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: National population surveys and information from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System indicate cocaine use is increasing. There is a paucity of studies focusing on comorbid cocaine and alcohol use in Ireland. AIMS: The aims of the study are to examine comorbid cocaine and alcohol use patterns in those under 45 years, presenting to a national addiction treatment unit for alcohol and drug dependence. METHODS: A retrospective review of the substance misuse behavior of 465 individuals participating in an addiction rehabilitation programme for alcohol dependence. RESULTS: Cocaine use among this population rose significantly between 1995 (8%) and 2006 (37.9%). There was a significant association between lifetime reported cocaine use and both psychotic disorders and deliberate self harm. Overall, the use was highest among younger age group and this declined steadily with age. CONCLUSIONS: Cocaine use among the alcohol-dependent population is an increasing problem in the Republic of Ireland, and poses a problem of higher toxicity associated with concurrent cocaine and alcohol use.
Keywords:
ALCOHOLISM; COCAINE-RELATED DISORDERS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; COMORBIDITY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTRES; HEALTH SURVEYS; AGE FACTORS; RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES; MENTAL DISORDERS; PREVALENCE; IRELAND; STATISTICS
Local subject classification:
TEACHING HOSPITALS; MALE; FEMALE; HUMANS; ADOLESCENT; ADULT
ISSN:
0021-1265; 1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLyne, J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Donoghue, B.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorClancy, M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Gara, C.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-15T11:37:16Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-15T11:37:16Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationConcurrent cocaine and alcohol use in individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program 2009, 179 (2):233 Irish Journal of Medical Scienceen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265-
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0385-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265454-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: National population surveys and information from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System indicate cocaine use is increasing. There is a paucity of studies focusing on comorbid cocaine and alcohol use in Ireland. AIMS: The aims of the study are to examine comorbid cocaine and alcohol use patterns in those under 45 years, presenting to a national addiction treatment unit for alcohol and drug dependence. METHODS: A retrospective review of the substance misuse behavior of 465 individuals participating in an addiction rehabilitation programme for alcohol dependence. RESULTS: Cocaine use among this population rose significantly between 1995 (8%) and 2006 (37.9%). There was a significant association between lifetime reported cocaine use and both psychotic disorders and deliberate self harm. Overall, the use was highest among younger age group and this declined steadily with age. CONCLUSIONS: Cocaine use among the alcohol-dependent population is an increasing problem in the Republic of Ireland, and poses a problem of higher toxicity associated with concurrent cocaine and alcohol use.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s11845-009-0385-6en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish Journal of Medical Scienceen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOLISMen_GB
dc.subjectCOCAINE-RELATED DISORDERSen_GB
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectCOMORBIDITYen_GB
dc.subjectSUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTRESen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SURVEYSen_GB
dc.subjectAGE FACTORSen_GB
dc.subjectRETROSPECTIVE STUDIESen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL DISORDERSen_GB
dc.subjectPREVALENCEen_GB
dc.subjectIRELANDen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICSen_GB
dc.subject.otherTEACHING HOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subject.otherMALEen_GB
dc.subject.otherFEMALEen_GB
dc.subject.otherHUMANSen_GB
dc.subject.otherADOLESCENTen_GB
dc.subject.otherADULTen_GB
dc.titleConcurrent cocaine and alcohol use in individuals presenting to an addiction treatment programen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Medical Scienceen_GB
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