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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 221-224

Sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with treatment lag in substance use disorders


Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Ajeet Sidana
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh - 160 030
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_121_19

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Introduction: Substance use disorder (SUD) has plagued the society. However, owing to late treatment seeking, this menace is ever growing. The reasons for treatment lag and variables responsible for the same would be of paramount importance in nipping this evil early. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the sociodemographic and clinical variables of treatment lag in SUD. Materials and Methods: Patients of SUDs who sought treatment for the first time from an outpatient clinic were recruited in the study. Results: A total of 172 patients with SUDs were included in the study. The mean duration of treatment lag in SUD came out to be 102 months. Age at first use, duration of regular use, and drug-related problems were significantly associated with treatment lag. Conclusion: The study concludes that treatment lag is significantly associated with age of a patient at first use, duration of regular use, and drug-related problems experienced by the patient.


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