alexa Gender differences in cocaine dependence.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Najavits LM, Lester KM

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Abstract AIMS: This study examined gender differences among treatment-seeking cocaine-dependent outpatients (e.g., on demographics, psychopathology, and substance abuse). PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 2376 adults with cocaine dependence entering a multisite randomized controlled trial of psychosocial therapies. FINDINGS: Women, compared to men, had less severe lifetime substance use problems but a higher pattern of psychiatric, medical, social/family, and employment problems; they also had more positive expectations and opinions about treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Women may be willing to engage in treatment but may have challenging economic and psychosocial concerns over and above their addiction.
This article was published in Drug Alcohol Depend and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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