TITLE

Substance abuse and psychiatric co-morbidity as predictors of premature mortality in Swedish drug abusers a prospective longitudinal study 1970 - 2006

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p122
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study by Mats Fridell and colleagues conducted to identify predictors of increased risk of drug related death and non drug related death in substance abusers of opiates, stimulants, cannabis, sedatives/ hypnotics, hallucinogens and alcohol. The cohort analysis indicates that drug abusers had an increased risk of premature death to the age of 69. The drug related deaths were found significantly higher in opiate and barbiturate abusers.
ACCESSION #
65247690

 

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