Timing of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Martin, Christopher S.
June 2008
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p96
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effect of using two or more drugs on people's health. It says that the use of two or more drugs in combination or simultaneous polydrug use (SPU) is a major public concern. The author claims that when alcohol and other drugs are used simultaneously, the interaction can lead to dangerous consequences, like overdose and death. He adds that people often use multiple substances at the same time to produce additive or interactive subjective drug effects. In addition perceptions of enhanced or potentiated subjective effects among those who engage in SPU have a pharmalogical basis.


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