Prevalence of illicit substance use among Arab adults in Israel: Findings from a national survey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-662
Number of pages3
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

Keywords

  • Arab adults
  • Illicit substance use
  • Israel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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