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The association between adult drug abuse and childhood maltreatment in students attending seven universities in five countries in Latin America and one country in the Caribbean

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dc.contributor.author Longman-Mills, S., Williams, Y. M. G., Rodriguez, M. O. M., Baquero, M. R. G., Rojas, J. D. G., Amaya, C. J. D., ... & Tinoco, L. I. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-22T20:10:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-22T20:10:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Longman-Mills, S., Williams, Y. M. G., Rodriguez, M. O. M., Baquero, M. R. G., Rojas, J. D. G., Amaya, C. J. D., ... & Tinoco, L. I. S. (2015). The association between adult drug abuse and childhood maltreatment in students attending seven universities in five countries in Latin America and one country in the Caribbean. Texto & Contexto-Enfermagem, 24(SPE), 26-32. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0104-07072015000600026&script=sci_arttext&tlng=es  
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2584
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the relationship between childhood maltreatment and adulthood drug abuse among university students from seven universities in five countries in Latin America and one country in the Caribbean. This multi-country study utilised a cross-sectional design to collect data on drug abuse, as well as retrospective data on maltreatment during childhood. The sample consisted of 2,283 university students, of which 82.6% reported childhood maltreatment experiences, and 33.5% increased levels of psychological distress. A significant relationship was observed between childhood maltreatment and drug abuse as an adult (p<0.05). Although the sampling technique does not permit generalisations to all university students, the current study identified exposure to childhood maltreatment as a potential precursor to adult drug abuse within the populations studied. Therefore, the effectiveness of drug demand reduction strategies at the respective universities may be enhanced by incorporating policies and interventions aimed at childhood maltreatment. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Texto & Contexto-Enfermagem en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject substance abuse en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Carribean en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title The association between adult drug abuse and childhood maltreatment in students attending seven universities in five countries in Latin America and one country in the Caribbean en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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