Objectives: To analyze the characteristics of inpatient detoxification hospitalizations for alcoholism and other drug addictions in women from our area. Design: We use a retrospective design. The subjects were inpatient women hospitalized in the Detoxification Unit at the Corporació Sanitària i Universitària Parc Taulí de Sabadell (Barcelona) between January 2010 and June 2013. Diagnoses were made by DSM-IV-TR criteria. The statistics were descriptive. In a secondary analysis, we compared women with alcohol as a principal reason of admission (APD) with women with alcohol as an isolated reason of admission (AUD) in relation with the rest of the sample. Results: From January 2010 to June 2013 there were 360 admissions in the Detoxification Unit, 82 of whom were women (22.7%). These were middle-aged women (43.3 years), who were mainly admitted for detoxification from more than one substance. The main drug involved in the abuse was alcohol (67.1%, n=55), followed by multiple drug abuse as a main reason for detoxification. Considering psychiatric comorbidity, most of the women did not display any DSM-IV-TR diagnosis criteria (53.7%, n=44). Women in AUD (n=33) were significantly older, used more benzodiazepines and had fewer Axis II diagnoses. Conclusions: The main reason for inpatient detoxification in women in our area is alcohol. There are significant differences between women with alcohol detoxifications and women with comorbid abuse of other substances.
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Drogodependencias|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2017|