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A comparison of patterns of methamphetamine and cocaine use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11831498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Typical use patterns of methamphetamine (MA) users were examined using self-report measures from 120 MA and 63 cocaine users. Twenty (14 MA and 6 cocaine) of the participants also took part in structured interviews designed to provide more specific descriptions of their drug use. The typical MA user uses more than 20 days a month. Use is evenly spaced throughout the day, and although the amount of drug used per day is not different, MA users use fewer times per day than do cocaine users. Fewer of the cocaine users are continuous users, and they use in the evening rather than the daytime. The cocaine pattern of fewer days of use, evening use, and more frequent doses per day fits a picture of recreational use, whereas the all-day-most-days methamphetamine pattern does not.
Sara L Simon; Kimberly Richardson; Jennifer Dacey; Susan Glynn; Catherine P Domier; Richard A Rawson; Walter Ling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of addictive diseases     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1055-0887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Addict Dis     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-07     Completed Date:  2002-04-10     Revised Date:  2008-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107051     Medline TA:  J Addict Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Los Angeles Addiction Research Consortium, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amphetamine-Related Disorders / psychology*
Central Nervous System Stimulants*
Cocaine-Related Disorders / psychology*
Drug Administration Routes
Time Factors
Grant Support
1 Y01 DA 50038-00/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Central Nervous System Stimulants; 537-46-2/Methamphetamine

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