Definition of polydrug in English:

Share this entry

polydrug

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: poly|drug

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.