Clustering of multiple substance use and psychiatric diagnoses in opiate addicts

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Abstract

Using a standardized psychiatric interview, the prevalence of and interrelationships among various substance use diagnoses and non-substance use psychiatric diagnoses were examined in a population of opiate addicts (n = 66) enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment. Multiple substance use disorders were found in these patients, and more substance use disorders were found in those patients with, versus without, a non-substance use psychiatric diagnosis. Certain substance use disorders were found to cluster. These results suggest that opiate addicts should be evaluated for multiple substance use disorders as well as for non-substance use disorders, and that certain subpopulations may be at increased risk for multiple substance use disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalDrug and alcohol dependence
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

Keywords

  • antisocial personality disorder
  • major depression
  • opioid dependence
  • psychiatric diagnoses
  • substance use disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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