Cocaine Use and Health

"In 2010, there appeared to be a relationship between a person’s cocaine use and his or her mental health, psychological distress (see Glossary for definition of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale) and body mass index (Table 9.7). In addition:
"• people who recently used cocaine were more likely to have been diagnosed with or treated for a mental illness (17.4% for recent users compared with 11.9%), and have high or very high levels of psychological distress (17.5% for recent users compared with 9.7%) than those who had not used cocaine in the previous 12 months
"• recent cocaine users were more likely to be underweight (5.0% for recent users compared with 2.3%), and considerably less likely to be obese (8.2% for recent users compared with 22.0%) than those who had not used cocaine in the previous 12 months."

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011. 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report. Drug statistics series no. 25. Cat. no. PHE 145. Canberra: AIHW, p. 142.
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