Factors associated with involuntary admissions among patients with substance use disorders and comorbidity: a cross-sectional study

1 de março de 20131min
Opsal et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:57 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/13/57 

Anne Opsal1*, Øistein Kristensen1, Tor K Larsen1,2, Gro Syversen3, Elise Bakke Aasen Rudshaug1, Arne Gerdner4 and Thomas Clausen1,5

Substance dependence is a chronic relapsing disease that typically leads to psychiatric, somatic, and social comor- bidities, often with shortened life expectancy [1]. In con- trast to other patients with chronic diseases, patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) sometimes refuse treatment owing to denial of their own disorder, feelings of hopelessness, or a negative attitude toward treatment[2,3]. In many countries, the involuntary admission of SUD patients to institutions has been a controversial op- tion when voluntary care has proven unsuccessful .



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