Criminality and sexual behaviours in substance dependents seeking treatment

Criminality and sexual behaviours in substance dependents seeking treatment

Author Diehl, Alessandra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pillon, Sandra Cristina Google Scholar
dos Santos, Manoel Antonio Google Scholar
Hussein Rassool, G. Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the link between violence, crime, and sexual behavior among patients with substance-related disorder admitted to a specialized inpatient care unit. This was a cross-sectional study using a questionnaire on socio-demographic characteristics, drug of choice (DOC), questions about sexual behavior, and instruments to evaluate the severity of dependence (SADD, DAST, FTND), level of impulsivity (BIS-11), and a screening sex addiction scale. The sample consisted of 587 adult subjects, of which 82.3% were men, 66.4% had used cocaine (sniffed and smoked) as their DOC, 24.4% had a history with the criminal justice system, 26.8% had committed crimes, 19.3% had engaged in violent behavior, and 12.2% had been involved in drug trafficking. In this sample, crime was strongly associated with various sexual behaviors and the severity of substance dependence.
Keywords Crack Cocaine
Sexual Behavior
ViolenceCrack Cocaine Use
Addiction Treatment
Prospective Cohort
National Sample
Gang Members
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Psychoactive Drugs. Abingdon, v. 48, n. 2, p. 124-134, 2016.
ISSN 0279-1072 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
Extent 124-134
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000381098400008

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