A gendered analysis of Canadian Aboriginal individuals admitted to inpatient substance abuse detoxification: a three-year medical chart review.

@article{Callaghan2006AGA,
  title={A gendered analysis of Canadian Aboriginal individuals admitted to inpatient substance abuse detoxification: a three-year medical chart review.},
  author={Russell C. Callaghan and Randi Cull and Lisa Christine Vettese and Lawren Taylor},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          380-6
        }
}
This study examined gender differences within a sample of Canadian Aboriginal individuals admitted to an inpatient, hospital-based substance abuse detoxification program. Even though alcohol was the most frequent primary drug of detoxification for both genders, women received proportionately higher rates of cocaine or opiate detoxification diagnoses. In addition to a younger age, females reported higher rates of physical and sexual abuse. Women were also administered antidepressants, antibiotic… CONTINUE READING

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