Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Substance use in Roma population in contact with social workers in the Czech Republic: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey.

Authors
  • Chomynová, Pavla1, 2, 3
  • Kozák, Jan1
  • Mravčík, Viktor1, 2, 3
  • 1 Czech National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addictions, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
  • 2 National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
  • 3 Department of Addictology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
Volume
20
Issue
2
Pages
275–294
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2020.1717399
PMID: 31990239
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

An increasing number of studies have focused on the topic of Roma communities and social exclusion in the Czech Republic, however, substance use has been surveyed only marginally. This paper brings new data on the patterns of substance use among Roma population in contact with social workers (546 respondents). Substance use, including daily smoking and regular excessive alcohol drinking, has been 2-6 times higher among Roma compared to the general population. Current illicit substance use was reported by 1/3 of the respondents (46.7% of males, 17.8% of females) with cannabis (27.1%) and methamphetamine (11.9%) being the most reported substances.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times