Health promoting behavior and related attitudes of opiate addicts in various stages of Methadone treatment and illicit drug free subjects representing the general population were surveyed and compared.
The results revealed that subjects seeking treatment and those in treatment perform less health promoting behavior than the general population.
Further the elimination of illicit drug use did not correspond with a significant increase in health promotion.
Attitudes regarding health promotion also differ significantly between groups.
The data suggests that a deficit exists in health promotion for the recovering opiate addict and the elimination of illicit drug use itself does not facilitate a significant positive change in health promotion.
The importance of these findings within the context of relapse prevention is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépendance, Opiacés, Toxicomanie, Sevrage toxique, Traitement, Evolution, Comportement, Santé, Promotion santé, Prévention, Récidive, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dependence, Opiates, Drug addiction, Poison withdrawal, Treatment, Evolution, Behavior, Health, Health promotion, Prevention, Relapse, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0486002
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 19/02/1999.