Título Analyzing the behavior of cannabis users during the COVID-19 confinement in Spain
Publicación externa No
Medio Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 1
Cuartil SJR 2
Impacto JCR 4.61400
Impacto SJR 0.81400
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85117915075&doi=10.3390%2fijerph182111324&partnerID=40&md5=ccb2721c63e4bb361f3c7a76bc3ac7c3
Fecha de publicacion 01/01/2021
ISI 000726492100001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85117915075
DOI 10.3390/ijerph182111324
Abstract The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives is unquestionable, including in the area of substance consumption. This study aimed to evaluate the changes in the pattern of cannabis use during the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown and confinement, and to analyze the variations in the reported motives for cannabis use and withdrawal symptoms. A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted between April and May 2020, using an instrument that included two time points. Time 1 collected retrospective information on the participants’ habits (N = 89; 73% male; mean age = 29.01) prior to confinement and Time 2 collected the same information during the confinement. Sociodemographic data were collected, as well as the frequency of substance use, cannabis use patterns, sources of cannabis, perceived availability of drugs and cannabis price, and the Marijuana Motives Measure questionnaire and the Cannabis Withdrawal Scale were used. Results showed a decrease in both cannabis use and consumption due to enhancement and social motives. All reported sources of cannabis experienced a reduction except for the Internet, which experienced a significant increase. There was a positive correlation between withdrawal symptoms and coping motives before and during the lockdown. These findings will allow professionals to better develop both prevention and intervention strategies. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Palabras clave COVID-19; disease spread; drug user; epidemic; human behavior; Spain; Cannabis; Cannabis sativa
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