Introduction: In the field of dependence, there have been few studies on populations of “normal” women. Aims: To quantify the prevalence of problematic consumption of legal and illegal psychoactive substances, pathological gambling and compulsive buying in a sample of 433 Italian women aged between 30 and 50 years. Methods: Selection per quota in various shopping malls in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. Results: About 13.9% have risk-level alcohol consumption, 9.2% have a medium–high level of tobacco addiction, 7.2% tested positive for compulsive shopping, 1.6% have cannabis dependence and 0.5% are pathological gamblers. Multivariate analysis reveals a relationship between high-risk alcohol consumption and cannabis dependence, and between tobacco addiction and compulsive shopping. Conclusions: The research reveals various consumption profiles and “minor dependences” which appear to be functional to the ways in which this specific target-group faces ordinary everyday life.

Women between normality and dependence: a study of problematic consumption and dependence in women aged 30–50 years / Pavarin, RAIMONDO MARIA; Biolcati, Roberta. - In: JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE. - ISSN 1465-9891. - STAMPA. - 20:2(2015), pp. 143-150. [10.3109/14659891.2013.878759]

Women between normality and dependence: a study of problematic consumption and dependence in women aged 30–50 years

PAVARIN, RAIMONDO MARIA;BIOLCATI, ROBERTA
2015

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Introduction: In the field of dependence, there have been few studies on populations of “normal” women. Aims: To quantify the prevalence of problematic consumption of legal and illegal psychoactive substances, pathological gambling and compulsive buying in a sample of 433 Italian women aged between 30 and 50 years. Methods: Selection per quota in various shopping malls in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. Results: About 13.9% have risk-level alcohol consumption, 9.2% have a medium–high level of tobacco addiction, 7.2% tested positive for compulsive shopping, 1.6% have cannabis dependence and 0.5% are pathological gamblers. Multivariate analysis reveals a relationship between high-risk alcohol consumption and cannabis dependence, and between tobacco addiction and compulsive shopping. Conclusions: The research reveals various consumption profiles and “minor dependences” which appear to be functional to the ways in which this specific target-group faces ordinary everyday life.
2015
Women between normality and dependence: a study of problematic consumption and dependence in women aged 30–50 years / Pavarin, RAIMONDO MARIA; Biolcati, Roberta. - In: JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE. - ISSN 1465-9891. - STAMPA. - 20:2(2015), pp. 143-150. [10.3109/14659891.2013.878759]
Pavarin, RAIMONDO MARIA; Biolcati, Roberta
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