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ERIC Number: EJ1114597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Characteristic Trends in Prevalence and Use of New Synthetic "Designer" Drugs over the Territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Asadullin, Azat R.; Yuldashev, Vladimir L.; Galeeva, Elena Kh.; Achmetova, Elvina A.; Nikolaev, Ivan V.
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n8 p1913-1922 2016
The urgency of this study has become vivid in the light of the growing problem of prevalence and use of new synthetic drug types, incidence rate of comorbid states, and pathomorphism of psychoactive substances consumption. The aim of this paper consists in analysis and disclosure of the research data obtained on consumption of such designer drugs as amphetamines, synthetic cathinones and cannabimimetics over the whole territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan, namely, revelation of geographical regoins with increased level of drug abuse, determination of the addicts' age and gender composition. The principal method of the research involves a statistical analysis of the data obtained for the individuals examined in conjunction with the results obtained in the course of chemico-toxicological analysis of biomaterials taken from them. During this study, the regions with especial prevalence of the synthetic narcotic substances abuse were revealed, the main types of drugs especially preferred in consumption to the others were determined, and the prevailing age and gender composition of drug addicts' contingent was shown. This paper would be useful for psychiatrists, experts in narcology, as well as for personnel of institutions and agencies engaged in anti-drug activity.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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