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Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6488

+44 1202068036

Akhigbe KO

Department of Mental Health, University of Benin, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

Publications
  • Research Article   
    Pattern of Substance use and Psychiatric Co Morbidity among Substance users Attending A Mental Health Facility in Damaturu, North East Nigeria: Outcome of A Two Year Retrospective Review
    Author(s): Oderinde KO, Akhigbe KO, Aina IO, Adayonfo EO, Obadeji A, Dada MU, Kundi BM, Ahmed HK, Ezra-Oderinde WE

    Background: The use of psychoactive substances is a major global public health problem and is associated with psychosocial, economic and mental health consequences. The occurrence of co-morbidity with substance use disorders has been shown to make diagnosis of either condition problematic, worsen prognosis, linked with poorer compliance to treatment and associated with an overall increase in morbidity and mortality. Not much is known about the pattern of substance use and accompanying co morbidity in this geopolitical zone of the country, hence this study. Aims and objectives: The study aimed to evaluate the co morbidity and associated clinico-demographic characteristics of patients diagnosed with substance use disorder (dependence syndrome) in a tertiary health institution in Damaturu, North East Nigeria. Methods: .. Read More»

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