Last updated on August 2020

Substance Misuse To Psychosis for Stimulants


Brief description of study

In Hong Kong, less than 5% of stimulants abusers were reported to misuse these substances via injection. Also, it is well known that patients with co-morbid substance abuse/dependence and psychosis or schizophrenia-related disorders are prone to earlier treatment discontinuation and high oral medication non-adherence, resulting in poorer overall outcomes. With the recent availabilities of the 4-weekly long-acting injectable form of aripiprazole, and the 4-weekly and the 3-monthly long-acting injectable form of paliperidone palmitate, on the background of the surging phenomenon of stimulant misuses in Hong Kong, it is a timely opportunity to conduct an early pharmacotherapy intervention study to offer an evidence-based strategy aiming to stop individuals with substance use disorders with psychosis to develop into a more chronic disabling dependence or co-morbid state.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03485417

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Queen Mary Hospital

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Recruitment Status: Open


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