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HIGH DOSE COCAINE USE IN SÃO PAULO: A COMPARISON OF TREATMENT AND COMMUNITY SAMPLES

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Substance Use & Misuse
2001, Vol. 36, No. 3, Pages 237-255

HIGH DOSE COCAINE USE IN SÃO PAULO: A COMPARISON OF TREATMENT AND COMMUNITY SAMPLES

Cleusa P. Ferri, M.D., Ph.D.1,2, Michael Gossop, Ph.D.1 and Ronaldo R. Laranjeira, M.D., Ph.D.

1National Addiction Centre, London, United Kingdom
2National Addiction Centre, The Maudsley, 4 Windsor Walk, London, SE58AF, United Kingdom
Correspondence: Ronaldo R. Laranjeira, Departamento de Psiquiatria, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil

This cross-sectional study investigates patterns of drug use and associated problems among 332 cocaine users from treatment and community samples in São Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS). The majority were regular users of high doses of smoked cocaine. After controlling for severity of cocaine use, users in the community were found to be more involved in illegal activities, more likely to report adverse effects of cocaine, to be involved in prostitution, and to have lived on the streets. Better methods are required to provide interventions to tackle the problems and risk behaviors of these cocaine users.


Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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