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

Crisp, Beth, Williams, Mark, Ross, Micahel W. and Timpson, Sandra 2006, Correlates of sexual assault in a sample of male African American crack cocaine users, Health sociology review, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 258-268.

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Title Correlates of sexual assault in a sample of male African American crack cocaine users
Author(s) Crisp, Beth
Williams, Mark
Ross, Micahel W.
Timpson, Sandra
Journal name Health sociology review
Volume number 15
Issue number 3
Start page 258
End page 268
Publisher EContent Management Pty Ltd
Place of publication Maleny, QLD
Publication date 2006-08
ISSN 1446-1242
1839-3551
Keyword(s) sexual assault
sexually assaulted males
African-American
crack cocaine use
sociology
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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