Khat Use: Lifestyle or Addiction?

@article{Manghi2009KhatUL,
  title={Khat Use: Lifestyle or Addiction?},
  author={Rita Manghi and Barbara Broers and Riaz Khan and Djamel Benguettat and Yasser Khazaal and Daniele Zullino},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={1 - 10}
}
Abstract The khat plant contains psychoactive alkaloids with psychostimulant properties, and has been used for centuries as a recreational and religious drug, mainly in some African and Middle Eastern countries. With changing migrationpatterns, epidemiological and clinical outcomes may have changed. The aim of this article is to review current knowledge on pharmacological, epidemiological and clinical aspects of khat use. Khat use is still highly prevalent in the countries mentioned, and in… 
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A REVIEW OF THE HISTORY, CULTIVATION, CHEMISTRY, PH ARMACOLOGY AND ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS OF KHAT
Khat is a term used for fresh leaves and buds of th e plant Catha edulis. Khat chewing is a social tradition in some countries of eastern Africa, the southern part of S audi Arabia and Yemen. It is
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