polydrug use

polydrug use

(pŏ-lē-drŭg)
In drug abusers, the practice of concurrent use of several dissimilar drugs, such as alcohol, cocaine, opiates, and other drugs. The toxic potential of multiple drug use is increased as compared with use of a single drug.
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Information is also provided on New Psychoactive Substances (NPSs), polydrug use, alcohol use as well as both drug and alcohol related harm.
Polydrug use, based on maternal UDS, was almost equally distributed as well.
Evidence for significant polydrug use among ecstasy-using college students.
Morse adds that Foundations' group of treatment centers tends to see two distinct cohorts of opioid addiction patients: an 18-to-25 age range with more polydrug use and significant family/relationship issues, and a 26-plus group with a greater prevalence of concurrent medical problems.
Depression scores were slightly lower for respondents who drank heavily in the past year compared to hose who did not drink heavily in the past year within each drug use group, except the meth + marijuana polydrug use group.
There was a strong connection between psychoses and polydrug use (most of the subjects also smoked cannabis and tobacco and drank alcohol frequently), but once these factors were adjusted for, there remained a link between psychosis and methamphetamine use.
From a polydrug use perspective, nearly 2 in 5 pregnant women were using more than one substance, most often a combination of tobacco and alcohol.
Incidence and patterns of polydrug use and craving for ecstasy in regular ecstasy users: An ecological momentary assessment study.
Still, the findings indicate that HIV prevention programs for young men who have sex with men should include substance abuse and prevention components and information on partner selection, and they should address issues such as housing, education, and polydrug use, Mr.
Determining the additional harm resulting from polydrug use during pregnancy is an exceptionally challenging task.
social and cultural anthropologists and sociologists at the US Institute for Scientific Analysis and the US National Institute of Health, interviewed 300 ordinary young people in San Francisco who attended raves, as well as DJs and promoters, to understand how they view the dance scene, how they portray their role in it, the meanings they attach to their involvement and their use of drugs, the element of pleasure, the role of alcohol, polydrug use, the awareness of the negative effects of drugs, and issues of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, with a chapter focusing on Asian Americans.
REGULATORY ISSUES EFFECTS OF POLY DRUG ABUSE POLYDRUG USE BY AGE TABLE 12 ADMISSIONS REPORTING POLYDRUG ABUSE, BY AGE GROUP, 2002 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY USE THE UNINSURED