Introduction and Aims: The aim of this study was to examine illicit psychoactive substance use rates among adult Arabs in Israel. Design and Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 1200 Arab adults recruited nationwide via cluster sampling and interviewed using a structured questionnaire was conducted. Results: Fourteen percent of respondents reporting illegal substance use with increased odds of use among males and those who were secular/not religious. Discussion and Conclusions: These findings show for the first time the extent of illegal substance use among Arab adults in Israel and suggest the possibility for targeted interventions in certain population groups.
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© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.
- Arab adults
- Illicit substance use
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health(social science)