Multiple Drug

Polydrug use is common and can result in complex interactions, with the drugs having additive, antagonistic, or overlapping effects. Alcohol is commonly consumed in addition to abused drugs. In a study on alcohol and cannabis (81), it has been shown that when they are administered together, the result was one of additive impairment. This finding was confirmed in a recent UK study (82). However, in the laboratory setting, simultaneous administration of alcohol and cocaine seems to minimize alcohol-related deficits (75).

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