Objectives: This research assessed the effect of prescribed dexamphetamine on cocaine users in a community in 2001. Methods: Case notes of all patients seen and prescribed medication by the consultant psychiatrist in the service were received. A matched age and sex control group was compared with subject group. Results: The mean age for the subject group was 31 years. The approximate number of days of using cocaine was 4 days per week. The mean amount of use in typical day was 2 g. The mean results of treatment showed that the mean dose of dexamphetamine was 25 mg daily. The retention in treatment was 5.6 months. Conclusion: Dexamphetamine treatment of cocaine dependence could help in reducing the amount of use and help in retention of the patient in the treatment service.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Addictive Disorders and their Treatment|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- Community service
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health