PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE IN FEMALES. A THREE YEAR REVIEW OF PATIENTS ON ADMISSION AT AN ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA.

1,2Duwap. Makput, 1,2Kingsley Okonoda, Yusufu Maigari, Christopher Piwuna, Dami Nantok, Francis Davou, Suwa Goar, Friday Tungchama

Available online Sep 4, 2018.

[ Review ] Volume 26, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 353-360


Abstract

Background :

Psychoactive Substance dependence  is a chronic and relapsing brain disorder characterized by uncontrollable drug use despite negative physical, social and psychological consequences. Although regarded as a mainly male affair in the past, recent trends indicate that more females are becoming involved.

 

Materials and Method:

Data was collected from the case notes of all patients admitted into Centre for Addiction treatment Vom between January 2014 and December 2016 . Data was analyzed using SPSS 16.0 .

 

Results.

There was a progressive increase in the number of female admissions. Their ages range from 16 to 47 years and 88.9 % were multiple substance abusers. Psycho-stimulants were the commonest substance of abuse among the females with a high rate of abuse of prescription medications, the commonest being tramadol. Injecting drug use was uncommon.

 

Conclusion:  Females are increasingly becoming involved in substance use.

 

 

 

 

 


Keywords

Psychoactive substance dependence, females, admission, drug treatment centre, North central Nigeria.,

October- December 2017

Volume 26 | Issue 4

Page Nos. 353-360

Online since Jul 12, 2018

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