Amphetamine Abuse in Sweden: Subject Demographics, Changes in Blood Concentrations Over Time, and the Types of Coingested Substances

  title={Amphetamine Abuse in Sweden: Subject Demographics, Changes in Blood Concentrations Over Time, and the Types of Coingested Substances},
  author={Alan Wayne Jones and Anita Holmgren},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology},
  • A. Jones, A. Holmgren
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Abstract Amphetamine is a major drug of abuse in Sweden and in the other Nordic countries. The demographics of amphetamine abusers in Sweden and the concentrations of this stimulant in blood are reported for 10 years of forensic blood samples (2001–2010). Using a forensic toxicology database (TOXBASE), we studied 1183 amphetamine-related deaths, 20,452 users of illicit drugs, and 47,366 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). Most amphetamine abusers were male (82%–87… 

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