The Status of benzodiazepines in the realm of ‘mixed drug abuse’

  • John Marks


A mixed pattern of drug abuse is the major form at the present time. This applies for the alcoholic, for the middle-aged user of medicinal substances and for the teenager ‘druggie’ (see, for example, 38, 165–168, 228). The exact pattern depends on several factors including the main substance of dependence, the social class of the group (university students compared with ‘skid row-ites’) and local fads and fashions.


Drug Dependence Main Substance Mixed Pattern Drug Abuse Pattern Abuse Risk 
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© John Marks 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Marks
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  1. 1.Medical StudiesGirton CollegeCambridgeUK

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