Background and Objectives Web-based interventions have received attention for substance abuse treatment. Few studies have examined Internet use among substance users. Methods Internet-use data were examined for 66 participants screened to participate in behavioral pharmacology studies. Results A majority of active cocaine users reported regular Internet use. Demographic profiles generally did not impact Internet use, but Internet users were more likely to be younger and report other drug use. Discussion and Conclusions Active cocaine users have similar rates of Internet access as the general population. Scientific Significance Our findings contribute to the limited data on Internet use in active drug users by demonstrating Internet access in cocaine-using populations, supporting the use of this medium to conduct research and clinical interventions.
|Number of pages
|American Journal on Addictions
|Published - Oct 1 2015
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© American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health