Identifying Patients With Problematic Drug Use in the ED

Among patients who reported using marijuana as their primary drug, more than 46% met the criteria for having a drug problem. “This is an important finding to highlight because marijuana use is often considered less dangerous than other illicit drug use,” Dr. Macias-Konstantopoulos says. According to the study, a subgroup of marijuana users was at higher risk for problematic drug use, including age younger than 30, smoking tobacco, binge drinking, using drugs daily, and reporting that their ED visit was related to their drug use

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