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The prevalence and pattern of cannabis use among patients attending a methadone treatment clinic in Nairobi, Kenya

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Ngarachu, E.W., Kiburi, S.K., Owiti, F.R. et al. The prevalence and pattern of cannabis use among patients attending a methadone treatment clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 12 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00437-7
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Cannabis is the most widely used illegal substance in the world, with a global prevalence of 4% among people aged 15 to 64 years and a recent trend of growing use.

The prevalence and pattern of cannabis use among patients attending a methadone treatment clinic in Nairobi, Kenya

Citation
Ngarachu, E.W., Kiburi, S.K., Owiti, F.R. et al. The prevalence and pattern of cannabis use among patients attending a methadone treatment clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 12 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00437-7
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Abstract

Background

Cannabis use during methadone treatment may negatively impact treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of cannabis use among patients attending a methadone treatment clinic in Nairobi, Kenya.