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Pattern of psychological distress related to regular methamphetamine and opioid use

Darke, Shane; Torok, Michelle; McKetin, Rebecca; Kaye, Sharlene; Ross, Joanne E


In order to determine the independent associations of methamphetamine and heroin use to global psychological distress, symptom patterns and personality disorder, 400 regular users of these drugs were administered the Brief Symptom Inventory. The mean global severity score was 2.39 standard deviations above the population norm, and 24% were classified as cases. After controlling for potential confounders, higher levels of global psychological distress were independently associated with more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction Research and Theory
DOI: 10.3109/16066351003695631


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