Poly-drug addiction is substance dependency of two or more drugs and/or alcohol.
Addiction to numerous substances and/or alcohol is the rule not the exception. Poly-drug use serves four main functions:
- Self medicating to minimize the effects of co-occurring psychiatric disorders;
- Combining drugs to increase the “high”;
- Mixing drugs to minimize negative effects of other substances;
- Prolonging or mimicking sought after drug effects.
Alcohol + Marijuana Can Be Lethal
Alcohol and marijuana in combination with other Central Nervous System Depressants such as Prescription Opioids and Prescription Sedatives including benzodiazepines, barbiturates and sleep medications CAN BE LETHAL, and are involved in most overdose and drug related deaths in the United States.