Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation – News

The abuse of alcohol and other drugs like narcotics, sedatives and stimulants continues to be a major global public health concern. This international crisis is further heightened by the tendency of many users to poly-drug abuse, which is a condition defined as the simultaneous or successive abuse of more than one drug or type of drug by an individual who has dependence on at least one of those drugs.

Understanding the mechanisms behind the interactions that exist between different drugs can provide researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals with important information on the severity of their side effects. Such research into the interaction of alcohol and cannabis will be imperative, as cannabis becomes legalized in many American states.

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