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ROSALES CASAVIELLES, Yurisán E et al. Life quality of addicted adolescents and young adults’ therapeutic communities from El Cocal and El Quinqué. ccm [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.4-17. ISSN 1560-4381.


drugs have become a terrible biological, psychological and social problem, affecting addicted individuals´ quality of life.


characterize adolescents and young-adults addictions and life quality, treated at El Quinqué and El Cocal Therapeutic Communities.


a descriptive study on a sample of 612 adolescents and young-adults admitted in the therapeutics communities of Holguin, Cuba, from 2001 to 2015. Risk factors, psychiatric history, individual interviews, familiar dynamics and psychological studies are included in the clinical records.


males prevailed in 93.6%, and the age groups from 20 to 24 reached 88.6%. Consumption between 13 and 17 years old were 49.5% as well as the 52.9% % with elementary bachelor. The 66.7% were single, 60.5% had never worked.

Consumption main drugs were alcohol up to 94.3%, marijuana with 85.1% and cocaine elevated to 84.3%. The personological and family risk factors for the use and abuse of drugs, diminishes their life quality.


addiction prevails in polychocumenical male adolescents. Risk factors are the key to the use and abuse of legal and illegal drugs. They gradually deteriorate life quality.

Palabras clave : drug addiction; cocaine related disorders; marijuana addiction; alcohol addiction; adolescent; quality of life.

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