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RIBEIRO, Fernanda de Almeida et al. Antisocial behavior in crack-cocaine users. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.2, pp. 216-224. ISSN 1983-3482.

Comorbidities associated with crack-cocaine use are one of the major challenges for those who provide psychiatric services to this population, however, there are few studies examining these comorbidities fees on users of crack-cocaine. OBJECTIVE: To compare users of crack-cocaine with the general population in relation in antisocial behavior. METHODS: Cross-sectional, quantitative and descriptive study, with a sample of 971 adults 18-59 years, chosen for convenience, divided into two groups - users of crack-cocaine and general population. To assess psychopathological aspects the Adult Self -report (ASR) was used. RESULTS: A statistical analysis association through the chi-square test shows significant relationship between crack-cocaine users and antisocial behavior (p = .001 ). The binary logistic regression analysis by the backward conditional method has generated conditional adjusted variables for the gravity model for crack-cocaine use: male, adults in their 30s and 39 years, with low education and being in the clinical classification for problems with antisocial personality (OR = 14.466). CONCLUSIONS: The results found emphasize the importance of early detection of antisocial behavior associated with crack-cocaine users, which might improve the treatment and get better prognosis.

Keywords : crack-cocaine; antisocial behavior; psychopathology.

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