Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among young injection drug users.

  title={Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among young injection drug users.},
  author={Mary-Ellen Mackesy-Amiti and Geri Rachel Donenberg and Lawrence J. Ouellet},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={124 1-2},
BACKGROUND Studies of individuals in treatment for substance use have found high rates of psychiatric disorders, however little is known about the mental health of drug users not in treatment. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of lifetime and recent substance use and psychiatric disorders among young injection drug users (IDU) outside of a treatment setting. METHODS Participants were recruited through outreach and respondent-driven sampling. Trained interviewers administered the… CONTINUE READING
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