Study: Recreational Drug Use Often Escalates To Weekday Use

The Los Angeles Times (5/12, Netburn) “Science Now” blog reports that a new study published Monday in the Annals of Family Medicine found that 54 percent of people “who said they restricted their drug use to Friday night, Saturday, or Sunday admitted to using drugs on other days of the week as well, when questioned again in six months.” The study looked at 483 patients at Boston Medical Center who had admitting to using drugs in the past month when they came for regular medical care. According to Prof. Judith Bernstein, the study’s lead author, the message of the study for physicians is that “drug use is not static, so drug use is something you might want to monitor on a regular basis.”

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— “Weekend-only drug use frequently slips into weekday drug use, study says,” Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2015.

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