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Mortality risk in a sample of emergency department patients who use cocaine with alcohol and/or cannabis.
ED patients who use cannabis and cocaine have higher mortality risks than other patients, and it is necessary to determine whether this result is stable across racial/ethnic groups.
Testing a Model of Participant Retention in Longitudinal Substance Abuse Research
Longitudinal substance abuse research has often been compromised by high rates of attrition, thought to be the result of the lifestyle that often accompanies addiction. Several studies have used
Effects of substance use screening and brief intervention on health-related quality of life
Findings suggest that brief substance abuse interventions delivered in the emergency department settings may have effects beyond those targeted by the intervention, thus enhancing the quality of life among targets of the intervention.
The prevalence of problem gambling among substance abusing offenders
Research suggests that problem gambling is associated with substance and alcohol abuse, criminal activity, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The present study assessed the lifetime
Exploring the relationship between strip clubs and rates of sexual violence and violent crime.
It is found that rates of strip clubs were significantly associated with violent crime, but not SV, in all but one model (accounting for Saturday hours), and counties with greater proportions of "high-risk" strip clubs have higher rates of SV.