Características del consumo de sustancias recreativas en establecimientos nocturnos del Valle de Aburrá

Gloria I.D. Martínez, Lina M.S. Martínez, María A.G. Rodríguez, Cristian C.R. Benítez, Diana M.V. Castrillón, Catalina R. Franco

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Objective: to explore the demographic characteristics and the features of “recreational substance” consumption in people attending night clubs located in some of the municipalities of the Aburrá Valley. Methodology: we designed a cross-sectional study; the population was made-up of adult males and females that attend night clubs in the Aburrá Valley. The sonar 98 modified survey was adapted by the researchers for use in this study. Results: we studied 17 night clubs. A total of 789 people participated, 57.7% of them were female, and the mean age was 23 years; 61.0% of the subjects were students. Most of the surveyed population had consumed at some point of their lives: alcohol (95%), cigarette (46.0%), cannabis (25.0%), amylnitrite or “Popper” 10.0%, “designed drugs” such as amphetamines and methamphetamines (9.0%) and sedatives and hypnotics (10.0%). Consumption first started early in life with the so-called social drugs: alcohol (at 14) and cigarette smoking (at 15). Discussion: unlike results from other worldwide studies, our exploratory survey showed that recreational drug consumption starts with socially accepted substances such as alcohol and cigarette, whereas designed drugs and other drugs have a more restricted use, and their consumption starts at older ages.

Título traducido de la contribuciónCharacteristics of recreational substance consumption in night clubs in the Aburrá Valley
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)182-188
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónRevista Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica
EstadoPublicada - may. 2011

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Palabras clave

  • cross-sectional studies
  • illegal drugs
  • recreation


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