Title: Substance use in Belgium: prevalence and management
Authors: Robaeys, Geert ×
Matheï, Cathy
Van Ranst, Marc
Buntinx, Frank #
Issue Date: 2005
Series Title: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica vol:68 issue:1 pages:46-49
Abstract: Substance use is emerging in Belgium. The 'typical user' starts at a young age. Polydrug use has become very common. Cannabis and alcohol are the most frequently used substances among the school population. Heroin and cocaine are the most frequently injected drugs. Sharing of injecting material and paraphernalia is reported to happen in half of the subjects injecting drugs. Substance use causes a lot of adverse organic, social and psychiatric events. Management of substance use consists of information, drug-free treatment and harm reduction, including substitution and maintenance programs. The management of care in Belgium differs between the regions.
ISSN: 0001-5644
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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