Alcohol consumption among Canadians taking benzodiazepines and related drugs.

@article{Veldhuizen2009AlcoholCA,
  title={Alcohol consumption among Canadians taking benzodiazepines and related drugs.},
  author={Scott Veldhuizen and Terrance J. Wade and John Cairney},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={203-10}
}
PURPOSE Benzodiazepines and related drugs (BZDs) are widely used for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other conditions. The combination of BZDs with alcohol increases risk for oversedation, abuse, dependence and accidents. This study examines drinking behaviour among Canadians taking BZDs. METHODS We use data from cycle 1.2 of the Canadian Community Health Survey, a large (n = 36,984) population survey conducted in 2002 by Statistics Canada. We use bivariate methods and logistic… CONTINUE READING