A psychosocial comparison of New Orleans and houston crack smokers in the wake of hurricane Katrina

Sandra Timpson, Eric Ratliff, Michael Ross, Mark Williams, John Atkinson, Anne Markey Bowen, Sheryl McCurdy

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare psychological distress in a sample of African American crack cocaine users who relocated to Houston from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to African American drug users resident in Houston. Fifty-four African Americans from New Orleans were compared to a sample of 162 people in Houston. Data were collected between June 2002 and December 2005. There were no significant differences between the two groups on either depression or anxiety, but the New Orleans sample scored higher on the self-esteem scale and scored slightly lower on the risk-taking scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Crack cocaine
  • Disaster
  • Evacuation
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • New Orleans
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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A psychosocial comparison of New Orleans and houston crack smokers in the wake of hurricane Katrina. / Timpson, Sandra; Ratliff, Eric; Ross, Michael; Williams, Mark; Atkinson, John; Bowen, Anne Markey; McCurdy, Sheryl.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 44, No. 12, 28.10.2009.

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Timpson, Sandra ; Ratliff, Eric ; Ross, Michael ; Williams, Mark ; Atkinson, John ; Bowen, Anne Markey ; McCurdy, Sheryl. / A psychosocial comparison of New Orleans and houston crack smokers in the wake of hurricane Katrina. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 2009 ; Vol. 44, No. 12.
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