This paper examines the sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics of patients takine methadone who continue to share needles.
Three hundred twenty-three patients were recruited from four methadone programs.
Data were collected by using questionnaires and interviews.
Psychiatric symptoms were measured with the SCL-90, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Addiction Severity Index.
Twenty percent of these subjects reported sharing needles within the previous 6 months.
Those who shared reported greater difficulty in acquiring new needles, more legal difficulties, more severe drug problems, and higher levels of psychiatric symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Toxicomanie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Facteur risque, Seringue, Partage, Etude comparative, Méthadone, Analgésique narcotique, Traitement substitutif, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Homme, Troubles psychiatriques
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Drug abuse, AIDS, Risk factor, Syringe, Partition, Comparative study, Narcotic analgesic, Replacement therapy, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Human, Psychiatric disorders
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