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Citation

Watanabe T, Ogai Y, Koga T, Senoo E, Nakamura K, Mori N, Ikeda K. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009; 6(12): 3056-3069.

Affiliation

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan. takashi_matuki@yahoo.co.jp

Copyright

(Copyright © 2009, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph6123056

PMID

20049245

PMCID

PMC2800333

Abstract

The present study assessed problems in Japanese prisoners (inmates) who abused methamphetamine. Fifty-two male inmates were assessed in 2005-2007 using the Addiction Severity Index-Japanese version and compared with 55 male methamphetamine abusers in hospitals and recovery centers. The chi(2) and Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon tests showed that the inmates had a significantly lower education level, more frequently had full-time jobs, had more experience living with a sexual partner, and more frequently had a history of juvenile delinquency and criminal records than patients. Although psychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, and hallucinations, were not common among inmates, suicidal behavior and trouble controlling violence were common in both groups.


Language: en

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