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dc.contributor.authorSchifano, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorZangani, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorChiappini, Stephania
dc.contributor.authorGuirguis, Amira
dc.contributor.authorBonaccorso, Stefania
dc.contributor.authorCorkery, John
dc.contributor.editorCarpiniello, Bernardo
dc.contributor.editorVita, Antonio
dc.contributor.editorMencacci, Claudio
dc.identifier.citationSchifano , F , Zangani , C , Chiappini , S , Guirguis , A , Bonaccorso , S & Corkery , J 2020 , Substance Use Disorders and Violence . in B Carpiniello , A Vita & C Mencacci (eds) , Violence and Mental Disorders . Comprehensive Approach to Psychiatry , vol. 1 , Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature , Basel, Switzerland , pp. 95-114 .
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dc.description.abstractSubstance use seems to be associated with increased prevalence levels of violent behaviour in both general population and psychiatric patients, with ‘dual-diagnosis’ clients showing high rates of risky and criminal behaviour and worse therapy compliance. Cases of drug-related aggressiveness mostly involve a number of molecules, e.g. ethanol, stimulants, cannabinoids, opiates, benzodiazepines, synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones. Consumers of the virtually few hundred, and up to a few thousand, substances currently available may present to the emergency departments without providing information about the substances(s) ingested and it is likely that standard drug tests will show negative results. An appropriate treatment/management plan to cope with the related acute behavioural and psychopathological disturbances is here discussed. Because of the complex behavioural and medical toxicity issues associated with drug intake, raising awareness and education of healthcare professionals on drugs’ health harms, interventions, harm reduction techniques and referral pathways are here deemed of particular relevance.en
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofViolence and Mental Disorders
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComprehensive Approach to Psychiatry
dc.subjectDual diagnosis
dc.subjectNew psychoactive substances
dc.subjectPsychoactive substances
dc.subjectSubstance-use disorder
dc.titleSubstance Use Disorders and Violenceen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionPsychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Unit
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences

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