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Usage problématique du cannabis dans les unités de l'armée de terre région Nord-Est : approches épidémiologique et clinique de ce mésusage et enseignements utiles pour le médecin d'unité

Abstract : Since some years, French Army chooses to legislate against psychoactive substances consumption. It becomes necessary because of studies pointing at consumption in the French Army. We intend to create tools to help the military doctor in its policy of prevention, screening and help to the weaning. Our study is about the soldier of the regiments of the Land forces Region northeast coming in the medical center to their annual examination. Between the first June and 31 August 2008, we proposed them questionnaires with closed questions on the usage of cannabis and other psychoactive substances (PAS). The result is we have a rate of 8,25% misuse mainly among young men bachelor without children who are simple soldier. Among these users, some behaviors are modified. Misusers feel lost of control to 32%. Prospect of lack cannabis distresses 33%. They feel difficulties of stop consumption for 40%. The associate consummation of other PAS is finding by 28%. At last, we develop consumption during missions. 25% of misusers increase consumption during missions in France, they are 16% during foreign missions. The main evoked reasons are boredom (63%) and family remoteness (58%). With these results, we can envisage a specific prevention with peculiar characteristic of operational missions.
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Morgane Berry. Usage problématique du cannabis dans les unités de l'armée de terre région Nord-Est : approches épidémiologique et clinique de ce mésusage et enseignements utiles pour le médecin d'unité. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2010. ⟨hal-01732165⟩

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