Substance Abuse: Medical And Slang Terminology

  title={Substance Abuse: Medical And Slang Terminology},
  author={Humera Hamid and R. El-Mallakh and Keith Vandeveir},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  • Humera Hamid, R. El-Mallakh, Keith Vandeveir
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Substance abuse is among one of the major problems plaguing our society. It has come to the attention of several health-care professionals that a communication gap exists between themselves and substance abusers. Most of the time the substance abusers are only familiar with the slang terms of abused substances, a terminology that medical professionals are usually unaware of. This paper is an attempt to close that communication gap, allowing health care professionals to understand the slang… CONTINUE READING
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