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  1. Cocaine : Profiles, drug histories, and patterns of use of patients from Brazil.

    Article - En anglais

    We studied profiles and drug histories of 294 cocaine users from 15 treatment services in Sao Paulo, Brazil during 1996-1997.

    Mean age of subjects was 27 years, and 90% were male.

    Over 50% had used five different substances apart from cocaine, usually tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, tranquilizers, and solvents.

    Mean age at first cocaine use was 18.9 years by which time 87% had snorted the drug.

    Thirty-two percent had injected cocaine, 82% had smoked crack, and 74% reported a full route transition.

    Sixty-three percent reported daily cocaine use.

    Median duration of cocaine use was 6.3 years.

    Acts of acquisitive crime were common, and 56% had been arrested.

    Our finding are discussed in terms of implications for prevention and treatment.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cocaïne, Drogue illicite, Consommation, Antécédent, Age apparition, Sénescence, Evolution, Comportement utilisateur, Environnement social, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Santé mentale, Homme, Ester

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cocaine, Illicit drug, Consumption, Antecedent, Age of onset, Senescence, Evolution, User behavior, Social environment, Brazil, South America, America, Mental health, Human, Ester

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0444696

    Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 22/03/2000.