poly-drug


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poly-drug

adj
(Recreational Drugs) involving or taking more than one kind of illegal drug: a poly-drug user.
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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.
Poly-drug 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.