Alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs: The relationship with illicit drugs in the treatment of substance users

Maree Teesson*, Philippa Farrugia, Katherine Mills, Wayne Hall, Andrew Baillie

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Alcohol, tobacco, prescription drug, and illicit drug use frequently co-occur. This paper reviews the extent of this co-occurrence in both general population samples and clinical samples, and its impact on treatment outcome. We argue that the research base for understanding comorbidity among tobacco, alcohol, prescription, and illicit drugs needs to be broadened. We specifically advocate for: (1) more epidemiological studies of relationships among alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit drug use; and (2) increased research on treatment options that address the problematic use of all of these drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-971
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume47
Issue number8-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs: The relationship with illicit drugs in the treatment of substance users'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this