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CASE REPORT A 26-year-old white man with known polysubstance abuse and psychiatric problems was found unresponsive at a friend's house.
Since 2009, there has been a drastic increase in reporting of prescription painkillers such as tramadol, methadone, codeine, sedatives such as xanax and valium and other psychoactive polysubstance abuse such as kemadrine, artane and khat in the country.
11) Polysubstance abuse Be aware of the common toxidromes associated with drugs of abuse as this might assist with a more rapid clinical diagnosis (Table 1).
Additionally, illicit HGH use in this population is often associated with polysubstance abuse involving both performance-enhancing and classical drugs.
No responsible doctor would make a prescription of 90mg of methadone in 24 hours for polysubstance abuse.
Models and Concepts About Which Participants Rated Their Current Knowledge Substance Abuse Models Substance Abuse Concepts The 12-step self-help model Assessing family history of addictions as a risk factor Psychopharmacology model Polysubstance abuse Harm reduction model Substance abuse and the criminal justice system Recovery model Dual diagnosis (substance abuse and mental illness) Relapse TABLE 2.
The commonly used term polysubstance abuse is not a valid DSM-IV-TR diagnosis.
CASE SUMMARY A 44-year-old white man with a long-standing history of diabetes, chronic pancreatitis, and polysubstance abuse presented to our emergency room with complaints of fever and jaundice of several days' duration.