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.
The integrated service will be provided to substance misusers with a range of complexities such as poly-drug
use, mental health problems, pregnancy and involvement with criminal activity.
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.
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.
Many drug users in the dance and club scene tend to be poly-drug
users -they use cocaine, speed and other substances - and mephedrone has attracted users as it is just something new.
The avenue for its fulfillment will simply change and could go from safe to entrenched in the poly-drug
trafficking black market economy.
The researchers say that ambivalent or permissive attitudes within a social group toward smoking were found to be associated with poly-drug
use among girls.
The younger people are at more of a poly-drug
using stage; when they get older they tend to stick to one substance.