Cognitive recovery during and after treatment for volatile solvent abuse
Kylie M Dingwall, Paul Maruff, Amy Fredrickson, Sheree Cairney
Drug and Alcohol Dependence | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment reflecting CNS disruption in chronic solvent abusers can resolve within two years of abstinence. However, the specific time course for recovery has yet to be determined empirically. This study monitored cognition among solvent (i.e., gasoline) abusers throughout 8 weeks of residential treatment. It also investigated the extent to which solvent-related cognitive impairments persisted following discharge. METHODS: Non-drug using healthy controls (n=33) and solvent abusers (n=29) who had inhaled gasoline, regularly or episodically, for an average of 4.3 years (SD=2.7) were assessed. Using linear mixed model analyses, solvent abusers were compared to healthy cont..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
This paper was supported by a project grant (ID = 383587) and a Training Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Health Research from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The funding source had no input into the preparation of this manuscript.