TITLE

Correlates of sexual assault in a sample of male African American crack cocaine users

AUTHOR(S)
Crisp, Beth R; Williams, Mark; Ross, Michael W; Timpson, Sandra
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Health Sociology Review;Aug2006, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p258
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although numerous studies have reported an association between substance use and sexual assault, little is known about the impact of sexual assault on male African American crack cocaine users. This study found that from a sample of 137 respondents from Houston, Texas, one-third reported having been sexually assaulted at least once during their lifetime. Respondents who reported sexual assault were using cocaine more often and were more likely to be physically dependent on drugs and to report greater numbers of physical health problems due to their drug use. However, no differences were identified in respect of reported mental health problems, or problems with family, friends or the workplace associated with drug use. The findings suggest further research as to the impact of sexual assault on male crack cocaine users is warranted and that clinical staff working with male substance users require some awareness of the impacts of sexual assault.
ACCESSION #
22107592

 

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