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Prevalência do uso de drogas psicotrópicas em unidades da polícia militar

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Prevalência do uso de drogas psicotrópicas em unidades da polícia militar
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232015206.00942014
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Sérgio Henrique Nascente Costa, Maurício Yonamine, Andrea Luciana Martins Ramos, Fernando Gomes Ferreira Oliveira, Caroline Rego Rodrigues, Luiz Carlos da Cunha


The present study aimed to verify the prevalence of psychoactive drug use (amphetamines, methamphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opioids and benzodiazepines) among military police officers in the state of Goiás. Data were obtained from urine samples voluntarily provided by the officers participating in the study, who were informed of the study methods and signed a free and informed consent form. The samples were subject to screening analysis by immunochromatography (Multi-DrugOneStep Test®), with positive tests confirmed by gas chromatography- mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and data analyzed by descriptive statistics. The results indicated the presence of the following drugs: amphetamines (0.33%), cannabinoids (0.67%) and benzodiazepines (1.34%); 97.66% showed negative results. The positive cases were distributed as follows: benzodiazepines (57.1%); cannabinoids (28.6%) and amphetamines (14.3%). In conclusion, the detection of psychoactive substances in voluntary sampling of military police officers indicates the need to implement drug testing among active military officers and preventive public policies aimed at eliminating the abusive consumption of psychotropic drugs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 34 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 23%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 4 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 11 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 14%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 12 34%