Entry from British & World English dictionary
Relating to or denoting the use of several, typically illegal, drugs together: prolonged polydrug abuse
More example sentences
- In fact, heroin addicts were polydrug users who combined different drugs in complex sequences of daily consumption including benzodiazepines, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, and cannabis.
- More specifically, use of hard drugs and polydrug use were both low; few participants reported negative consequences of alcohol and marijuana use; and the frequency of delinquent behavior was generally low as well.
- The past few decades have seen considerable changes in drug-use patterns, such as increased prevalence rates for all drug use and polydrug use, increased drug use among women, and younger age of drug-use initiation.
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