Polydrug use in an inpatient treatment sample of problem drinkers.

  title={Polydrug use in an inpatient treatment sample of problem drinkers.},
  author={Christopher S. Martin and Patrick R. Clifford and Stephen A. Maisto and Mitchell E Earleywine and Levent Kirisci and Richard Longabaugh},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={20 3},
Over the past 30 years in the United States, there have been marked secular increases in polydrug use. Alcohol and other substance use disorders are highly comorbid. Yet, little research has characterized patterns of polydrug use in persons with alcohol dependence. In particular, little is known about this population's use of alcohol and other drugs in combination or on the same day, which is termed simultaneous polydrug use (SPU). This research assessed patterns of SPU in 212 problem drinkers… CONTINUE READING

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