There have been a number of national surveys of psychiatric morbidity which have included questions on drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
These surveys have helped delineate the overlap between substance use and dependence and other psychological morbidity.
There is a strong association reported between high substance consumption and other measures of psychological problems.
This article provides an overview of a national household survey, a survey of institutional residents with psychiatric disorders and a national survey of a homeless population.
All three surveys used comprehensive and complex sampling strategies and lay interviewers to conduct structured diagnostic interviews.
The household survey included over 10,000 households, the institutional survey interviewed 755 individuals and the homeless survey of hostels, night-shelters, day centres and private-sector leased accommodation interviewed 1,061 individuals.
This overview looks at patterns of nicotine, alcohol and other drug use in the different samples and examines interactions with other psychiatric morbidity.
The survey reports that substance-related disorders are some of the commonest disorders in the community, with 5% of the household sample alcohol dependent, 7% alcohol dependent in the institutional sample and over 21% in the homeless sample recorded as alcohol dependent. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus, Dépendance, Boisson alcoolisée, Drogue illicite, Nicotine, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Tabagisme, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Abuse, Dependence, Alcoholic beverage, Illicit drug, Nicotine, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Tobacco smoking, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0105917
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 16/11/1999.