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An adolescent with a different substance abuse: case report.

Authors
  • Hocaoglu, Cicek
Type
Published Article
Journal
Substance abuse
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
25
Issue
4
Pages
41–43
Identifiers
PMID: 16172092
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

From the beginning of history, it is a well known fact that some people admire to substances making them tipsy and stories about them were told and heard in everywhere and in every time. As shown in several studies, psychiatric disorders related to substance abuse especially in adolescents are becoming more prevalent in all countries including Turkey every year and this is another well-known reality of our time. There are many known psychoactive substances affecting the mental well being of young people and disturbing their social adaptation skills. Inhalants are the preferred psychoactive substances between the young people because of the factors making their abuse become widespread such as cheapness, ease of availability and frequent use in daily life. Here we report an adolescent with a different substance abuse.

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