Substance abuse history predicts depression and relapse status among cocaine abusers

Roberte C. McMahon, Robert Malow, Lisa Loewinger

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Abstract

This study examined the relationships between lifetime years of cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana use prior to entry into residential treatment for primary cocaine dependence and (a) intake depression levels, and (b) levels of cocaine use in the six months after completing treatment. Years of education, age, and lifetime years of cocaine and alcohol use contributed significantly to predicting depression levels. Lifetime years of alcohol use alone predicted cocaine use during the six months post-treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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