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NCJ Number: 119653 Find in a Library
Title: Diagnosis of Alcohol, Cocaine, and Other Drug Dependence in an Inpatient Treatment Population
Journal: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(1989)  Pages:37-40
Author(s): N S Miller; R B Millman; S Keskinen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The diagnosis of alcohol, cocaine, and other drug dependence in inpatient treatment populations is important to identify for clinical prognosis, treatment, and genetic research.
Abstract: The use of alcohol by cocaine addicts is a common cause for relapse to cocaine. The treatment of cocaine addiction is simplified if alcohol dependence is also present because the same methods can be used for both. A study was conducted characterizing an inpatient population according to diagnoses of alcohol and cocaine dependence, together and separately. Ninety-four percent of those patients who qualified for the diagnosis of cocaine dependence were also diagnosed as having alcohol and other drug dependence. The demographic characteristics of these cocaine addicts compared to those patients with the diagnosis of alcohol dependence only and alcohol dependence and drug dependence other than cocaine. 2 tables, 21 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Cocaine; Drug treatment
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