Polydrug abuse: a review of opioid and benzodiazepine combination use.

  title={Polydrug abuse: a review of opioid and benzodiazepine combination use.},
  author={J. Jones and S. Mogali and S. Comer},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={125 1-2},
  • J. Jones, S. Mogali, S. Comer
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drug and alcohol dependence
  • This paper reviews studies examining the pharmacological interactions and epidemiology of the combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines (BZDs). A search of English language publications from 1970 to 2012 was conducted using PubMed and PsycINFO(®). Our search found approximately 200 articles appropriate for inclusion in this paper. While numerous reports indicate that the co-abuse of opioids and BZDs is ubiquitous around the world, the reasons for the co-abuse of these medications are not… CONTINUE READING
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