Olet täälläEtusivu Substance abuse

Substance abuse

Validity of the gender gap theory in a substance-abusing population with previous prison sentences


Two-fifths of the studied substance abusing men had been imprisoned between 1992 and 2005 compared to only 14 percent of the women. Overall, men committed crimes more often than women, but there were no differences in the amount of property crimes in the group of convicted substance abusers.

The Effects of Gender and Previous Prison Sentence on the Risk of Committing Crime Among a Substance-Abusing Population


The results suggest that women with prior convictions differ profoundly from other substance-abusing women.

Genetic and environmental influences on the age of onset and continuation of smoking and drinking


Substance use and misuse present major public health problems for essentially all societies worldwide. 

Short report: Past-year gambling behaviour among patients receiving opioid substitution treatment


Substance abuse and gambling problems are associated, however, studies on gambling problems among opioid substitution treatment (OST) patients are scarce.