The characteristics and patterns of utilization of healthcare services among Omanis with substance use disorders attending therapy for cessation.

293) seeking cessation therapy, 99% were male and less than 30 years of age. Peer influences on the initiation of substance use were significant. Most patients had a history of polysubstance use, including intravenous substance use. Cannabis and alcohol were the first substances consumed by most patients and Hepatitis C Read more…

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Tobacco and Substance Use among Psychiatric Inpatients in a Community Hospital: Cessation Counseling, Correlates, and Patterns of Use.

0.021, 0.001, and 0.001, respectively). Conclusions: Tobacco screening, cessation counseling, and treatment continue to be a challenge in community psychiatric hospitals and need increased focus in the comprehensive management of patients with psychiatric disorders. The strong association between tobacco smoking and other substance use lends itself to the hypothesis that Read more…

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Tobacco and Substance Use among Psychiatric Inpatients in a Community Hospital: Cessation Counseling, Correlates, and Patterns of Use.

Jegede O1, Ojo O1, Ahmed S1, Kodjo K1, Virk I1, Rimawi D2, Mellon C1, Jolayemi A1, Olupona T1.Author information1Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.2American University of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda.AbstractBackground: Epidemiological and experimental models have been applied to describe the disproportionately high prevalence of tobacco use in patients with Read more…

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