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dc.contributor.authorVento, Alessandro
dc.contributor.authorMartinotti, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorCinosi, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorLupi, Matteo
dc.contributor.authorAcciavatti, Tiziano
dc.contributor.authorCarrus, Dario
dc.contributor.authorSantacroce, Rita
dc.contributor.authorChillemi, Eleonora
dc.contributor.authorBonifaci, Ludovica
dc.contributor.authordi Giannantonio, Massimo
dc.contributor.authorCorazza, Ornella
dc.contributor.authorSchifano, Fabrizio
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-08T09:32:40Z
dc.date.available2015-01-08T09:32:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-28
dc.identifier.citationVento , A , Martinotti , G , Cinosi , E , Lupi , M , Acciavatti , T , Carrus , D , Santacroce , R , Chillemi , E , Bonifaci , L , di Giannantonio , M , Corazza , O & Schifano , F 2014 , ' Substance use in the club scene of Rome : a pilot study ' , BioMed Research International , vol. 2014 , 617546 . https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/617546
dc.identifier.issn2314-6133
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 7221358
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 12bd8a25-7926-4b4f-9bce-fe51ae7a1fc9
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84930368621
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/15126
dc.descriptionDate of Acceptance: 28/08/2014 Copyright © 2014 Alessandro Emiliano Vento et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.abstractOver the last few years, a wide number of unregulated substances have been marketed on the Web and in smart and head shops; they are usually advertised as legal alternatives to commonly known drugs and are defined as “smart drugs,” “legal highs,” and “novel psychoactive substances” (NPS). Aim of our work is to describe use habits and distribution of NPS in a population of young adults in Rome club scene. Methods. A self-administered questionnaire was proposed to subjects over 18 years of age at the entrance of 5 nightclubs in Rome. Socioeconomic characteristics and substance use were investigated. Results. Preliminary results give evidence that 78% of respondents have a lifetime history of NPS use. In addition, 56% of the sample has consumed illicit drugs in the past and 39% has used psychoactive substances in the 12 hours preceding the questionnaire administration. Conclusions. A significant proportion of subjects report use of novel psychoactive substances; traditional illicit drugs consumption, particularly cocaine, appears to be very high as well in the club scene. These data highlight a serious public health challenge, since pharmacological, toxicological, and psychopathological effects linked to interactions among all these substances may be unpredictable and sometimes fatal in vulnerable individualsen
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofBioMed Research International
dc.titleSubstance use in the club scene of Rome : a pilot studyen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionPostgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health
dc.contributor.institutionPrescription and Illicit Drug Misuse
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPatient and Medicines Safety
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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