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NCJ Number: 157376 Find in a Library
Title: Snorting Benzodiazepines
Journal: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse  Volume:17  Issue:4  Dated:(1991)  Pages:457-468
Author(s): M F Sheehan; D V Sheehan; A Torres; A Coppola; E Francis
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents two case studies describing the intranasal use of benzodiazepine.
Abstract: The prevalence of benzodiazepine use in the general population and in medical practice is low, and the related literature is confined to the oral use of this drug. The article suggests that, with the rise in HIV infection among intravenous drug users, there seems to be a shift toward experimentation with other routes of administration. The two patients described here reported minimal, and usually only short-lived, use of benzodiazepine snorting. However, cocaine and methamphetamine users have found that benzodiazepines blunt some of the more unpleasant effects of those drugs, and frequent combine them with benzodiazepines to produce a balance of positive and negative effects. 2 figures and 18 references
Main Term(s): Drug offenders
Index Term(s): Benzodiazepines; Drug effects
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