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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Concurrent and simultaneous drug and alcohol use: Results of the 2000 National Alcohol Survey

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Article in Press, Corrected Proof
online 18 pril 2007

This study estimates the prevalence, assesses predictors and evaluates factors associated with concurrent and simultaneous use of drugs and alcohol in the United States population.

Being younger, having less than a high school education, not having a regular partner and having heavier drinking patterns were associated with using alcohol and marijuana simultaneously. Simultaneous use of marijuana and alcohol as well as other drugs and alcohol were significantly related to social consequences, alcohol dependence, and depression.

These results mirror clinical populations in which increasingly younger clients report use of alcohol and drugs and need treatment for both.