Author Affiliation, Ana.
Characteristics, retention intreatment and outcome of inpatients admitted to a 28-day substance abuse rehabilitation programe at the university hospital of the West Indies
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University of the West Indies
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Submitted in fulfillment of the requirement for the Ph.D degree of Medicine in Psychiatry.
This study explores the patterns of drug use, retention in inpatient treatment and initiation and continuation of out patient follow-up in a retrospective cohort of 224 Jamaican patients with substance related disorders who were admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. Duration of drug use , use of particular drugs and interpersonal relationships were all found to be closely asociated with the issues explored.....