Yıl 2021, Cilt 5 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 55 - 60 2021-01-01

Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center

Benhaddou ISMAIL [1] , Bellifa NAZIM [2] , Achouri MOHAMED [3]


Background/Aim: Drug addiction a public health problem, which Algeria cannot escape from. According to the Algerian National Office for the Fight Against Drug Abuse and Addiction (ONLCDT), 9,680 drug addicts were treated in the first half of 2019. The lack of information and prevalence data continues to impede determining the extent of drug use in Africa. This study aims to determine the profile of drug abuse consumption in a specialized psychiatric treatment center and identify the impact of drug use on the disruption of liver function in patients admitted to the center in 2019. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, we used the data of 80 drug addicts in statistical analyses. Results: Males were more prevalent than females (92% vs 8%), and most patients were living in urban areas (67%). The majority were married (84%) and unemployed (58%). The ages of most addicts (52%) ranged between 21 - 40 years. The mean duration of drug use was 5.15 years (SD=2.3). Cannabis was the most prevalent (n=34, 20%) drug used, followed by ecstasy (MDMA) (n=28, 17%), and others (cocaine 15%, alcohol 15%, amphetamine 10%, benzodiazepine 11%, LSD 10%, nicotine 6%). The mean number of drugs abused per patient was 2.35. The most marked observation from data comparison was the significant correlation between drug abuse duration and liver function tests (aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, bilirubin) (P<0.05). Hepatic serology results show that 16% and 7.5% were hepatitis C and hepatitis B positive, respectively. Conclusion: Given the differences in sociodemographic and drug addiction, further studies involving a large population are needed to identify the factors associated with drug addiction. Algeria has few rehabilitation centers, all of which are limited in clinical capacities and need to be improved.
Drug addiction, liver functions tests, epidemiology, Drug Treatment Center
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Orcid: 0000-0002-6322-5907
Yazar: Benhaddou ISMAIL (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Department of Pharmacy, Medical School Taleb Mourad, University of Sidi Bel Abbes 22000, Algeria
Ülke: Algeria


Orcid: 0000-0002-4247-1850
Yazar: Bellifa NAZIM
Kurum: Department of Pharmacy, Medical School Taleb Mourad, University of Sidi Bel Abbes 22000, Algeria
Ülke: Algeria


Orcid: 0000-0003-3765-8642
Yazar: Achouri MOHAMED
Kurum: Department of Pharmacy, Medical School Taleb Mourad, University of Sidi Bel Abbes 22000, Algeria
Ülke: Algeria


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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 1 Ocak 2021

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APA Ismaıl, B , Nazım, B , Mohamed, A . (2021). Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center . Journal of Surgery and Medicine , 5 (1) , 55-60 . DOI: 10.28982/josam.752843
MLA Ismaıl, B , Nazım, B , Mohamed, A . "Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center" . Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2021 ): 55-60 <http://jsurgmed.com/tr/pub/issue/59430/752843>
Chicago Ismaıl, B , Nazım, B , Mohamed, A . "Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2021 ): 55-60
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ISNAD Ismaıl, Benhaddou , Nazım, Bellifa , Mohamed, Achouri . "Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 / 1 (Ocak 2021): 55-60 . https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.752843
AMA Ismaıl B , Nazım B , Mohamed A . Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center. J Surg Med. 2021; 5(1): 55-60.
Vancouver Ismaıl B , Nazım B , Mohamed A . Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center. Journal of Surgery and Medicine. 2021; 5(1): 55-60.
IEEE B. Ismaıl , B. Nazım ve A. Mohamed , "Drug addiction profile and monitoring liver functions tests of addicts at a specialized psychiatric treatment center", Journal of Surgery and Medicine, c. 5, sayı. 1, ss. 55-60, Oca. 2021, doi:10.28982/josam.752843