Khat Use: Lifestyle or Addiction?

  title={Khat Use: Lifestyle or Addiction?},
  author={R. Manghi and B. Broers and R. Khan and D. Benguettat and Y. Khazaal and D. Zullino},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  pages={1 - 10}
  • R. Manghi, B. Broers, +3 authors D. Zullino
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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