Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2022 Apr 28;44. doi: 10.47626/2237-6089-2021-0449. Online ahead of print.
INTRODUCTION: Substance Use Disorder consists of the presence of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms, indicating the continuous use of one or more substances by the individual. The literature has pointed to the existence of a relationship between impulsive behavior, in which individuals tend to act thoughtlessly and with a lower level of planning, and the consumption of substances, including cannabis.
OBJECTIVE: Examine the presence and severity of impulsivity in individuals with cannabis use disorder and verify the association between sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and impulsivity.
METHOD: Participants have completed a sociodemographic data sheet and the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11). A total of 122 subjects with a diagnosis of cannabis use disorder participated, with a mean age of 34.46 years (SD = 9.62).
RESULTS: The prevalence of high levels of impulsivity in the sample ranged between 30% and 33%; the BIS-11 total score was significantly associated with cohabitation and alcohol use. The scores for motor impulsivity and attentional impulsivity of the BIS-11 were also associated with consuming alcohol. No association was found between the variables of age, education, use of tobacco and of cocaine/crack.
CONCLUSION: This study contributed to the understanding of substance dependence, especially cannabis. It found the presence of impulsive behavior among individuals with cannabis use disorder, corroborated by literature.
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