Drinking alcohol surrogates among clients of an alcohol-misuser treatment clinic in Novosibirsk, Russia


Bobrova, N; West, R; Malutina, D; Koshkina, E; Terkulov, R; Bobak, M; (2009) Drinking alcohol surrogates among clients of an alcohol-misuser treatment clinic in Novosibirsk, Russia. Substance use & misuse, 44 (13). pp. 1821-32. ISSN 1082-6084 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3109/10826080802490717

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Abstract

A pilot study was conducted in the Russian city Novosibirsk during 2006-2007 with 40 participants sampled from clients admitted to health services for drinking-related problems to explore surrogates for alcoholic beverage drinking using semistructured interviews. Types of surrogates consumed and reasons for their consumption were investigated. Results revealed that the most prevalent reported surrogate used was industrial spirit. The main reasons for drinking surrogates were the high affordability and physical availability of surrogates combined with the need to relieve severe withdrawal symptoms. The study limitations are described, and suggestions for future research are made.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Alcohol Drinking/economics/*epidemiology, Alcoholic Beverages/economics/*statistics & numerical data, Alcoholism/*psychology, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Russia/epidemiology, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/prevention & control, Adult, Alcohol Drinking, economics, epidemiology, Alcoholic Beverages, economics, statistics & numerical data, Alcoholism, psychology, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Russia, epidemiology, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome, prevention & control
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME)
PubMed ID: 20001282
Web of Science ID: 273575500001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2572448

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