She added that poly-drug
use - using different drugs simultaneously - significantly increases the risk of a fatal overdose.
The substance misuse service is to be made available to drug and/or alcohol misusers including poly-drug
misusers and include dual diagnosis clients.
According to government statistics, while the number of regular drug users has not fluctuated much in recent years, poly-drug
use has increased and presents a challenge for traditional methods of treatment.
Findings show that the major areas of research focus are (in rank order): alcohol-enhanced EDs, cognitive effects, motivation for use, prevalence data, psychotic symptomology, public health policy, educational interventions, poly-drug
sequelae, and 'masculine' persona.
Wish and colleagues (2006), in a survey of college students, found that nine percent reported lifetime ecstasy use, and poly-drug
use was very common with ecstasy.
The report, which was launched yesterday by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton, also revealed that as in previous years poly-drug
use remains a prevalent trend with 75% of Needle Exchange users reporting use.
Research indicates that methamphetamine (meth) users tend to be extensive poly-drug
users, both of other stimulant drugs (e.
Efforts to self-detoxify were complicated by the presence of problematic poly-drug
taking patterns, and the use of certain substances to counteract unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, and replace harmful drug use with less serious (perceived) forms of substance use.
The rates of mono- and poly-drug
resistance rates are shown in Table I.
use is the norm among illicit drug users and often involves a cocktail of alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs (AIHW 2005).
Coronel was a major poly-drug
trafficker involved in transporting multi-ton quantities of cocaine and producing tons of methamphetamine," the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said in a statement shortly after his death.
The age of initiation for glue was reported as 9 years old, alcohol 10-12 years old, dagga 11-12 years old, poly-drug
use (alcohol, tobacco and dagga) 14 years old, and harder drugs such as cocaine and heroine at 16-17 years old.