Six-month outcomes among socially marginalized alcohol and drug users attending a drop-in center allowing alcohol consumption.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_AA4699FFAFF8
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Six-month outcomes among socially marginalized alcohol and drug users attending a drop-in center allowing alcohol consumption.
Périodique
The International journal on drug policy
Auteur(s)
Grazioli V.S., Collins S.E., Paroz S., Graap C., Daeppen J.B.
ISSN
1873-4758 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0955-3959
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
41
Pages
65-73
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Despite their experience of substance-related harm, few socially marginalized alcohol and other drug (AOD) users access substance use treatment. Thus, identifying alternative approaches for this population is important. This program evaluation documented substance use and health-related quality of life (QoL) following exposure to such an alternative approach: a harm-reduction drop-in center allowing alcohol consumption onsite.
Participants (N=85) were socially marginalized AOD users (e.g., alcohol, heroin) attending a harm-reduction drop-in center in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Time and drop-in center attendance were predictors of substance-use outcomes and mental and physical health-related QoL, which were measured at baseline, 1- and 6-month follow-ups.
Findings indicated that, for each month of the evaluation, participants' alcohol use and related problems decreased by 5% and 7%, respectively. Drop-in center attendance predicted additional decreases in drug-related problem severity and improvements in mental health-related QoL.
Participants' alcohol use and related problems decreased over time. Additionally, participants evinced improved mental health-related QoL and decreased drug-related problem severity with greater drop-in center attendance. Harm-reduction drop-in centers allowing alcohol consumption onsite are promising interventions for socially marginalized AOD users.

Mots-clé
Adult, Alcohol Drinking/epidemiology, Alcohol Drinking/psychology, Alcohol-Related Disorders/epidemiology, Alcohol-Related Disorders/psychology, Drug Users/psychology, Drug Users/statistics & numerical data, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Harm Reduction, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Quality of Life, Severity of Illness Index, Social Marginalization, Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology, Substance-Related Disorders/psychology, Switzerland/epidemiology, Time Factors, Alcohol, Drop-in center, Drugs, Harm reduction, Health-related QoL, Socially marginalized individuals
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
30/01/2017 19:22
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:14
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