Posts tagged with ‘polysubstance abuse’

Polysubstance abuse involves abusing three or more psychoactive substances (often simultaneously), in which no one substance predominates. The pattern of abuse does not meet the criteria of physical dependence for any one specific substance, but constitutes psychological dependence when considering the drugs as a group.

Comparing Trends for Co-Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs from 1997 to 2007

Many people struggle with dependency on drugs or alcohol, and find themselves in a cycle of rehabilitation and relapse that is discouraging, expensive and detrimental to many physical and psychological areas of their lives. While struggling with either drugs or alcohol can be very difficult, it is common for those experiencing difficulty with one substance to easily fall into abuse of another.

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