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Impulsivity in Hong Kong-Chinese club-drug users
J. Loxton Natalie, L.-N. Wan Venice, M.-C. Ho Ada, K.-L. Cheung Ben, Tam Nicole, Y.K. Leung Freedom,
Published in Elsevier BV
PMID: 18242007
Volume: 95
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 81 - 89
To investigate the relationship between personality, club-drug use and high-risk drug-related behaviour, 360 club-drug users and 303 non-drug users in Hong Kong were assessed on measures of two impulsivity dimensions, reward drive and rash impulsivity, and a related trait of punishment sensitivity. The most frequently used drugs were ketamine, ecstasy, and cannabis, with the majority of participants using two or more drugs on any one occasion. Club-drug users were more rash-impulsive and reward-driven, and less punishment-sensitive than non-drug users (p < 0.001). Rash impulsivity, but not reward drive or punishment sensitivity, was significantly (p < 0.001) associated with risky drug-related behaviour. There was no association between any personality traits and preferred drug. These findings suggest that, while those who use club drugs are generally more impulsive and less punishment-sensitive, some discrete facets of impulsivity are associated with differing patterns of drug-use behaviour. © 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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JournalData powered by TypesetDrug Alcohol Depend
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier BV
Open AccessNo