ANALYSIS OF POLYDRUG ABUSE IN HEROIN ADDICTS
ZOU Lian (Huizhou Labor Reeducation Administration Unit, Huizhou, 516025)
Objective: To understand the status of polydrug abuse among heroin addicts and inquire into the relationship between heroin abuse and other drug abuse. Methods: A survey was conducted among the drug addicts under rehabilitation through labor in Huizhou from June to September 2005 with the questionnaire for monitoring drug abuse designed by the National Drug Surveillance Center. Results: Totally 286 heroin addicts were investigated, among whom 215 cases (75.17%) abused other drugs besides heroin. Altogether 17 kinds of drugs were included. The most popular drugs abused were triazalon, valium and tramadol. MDMA-like stimulants were the best choice in the new type of drugs abused. Conclusion: Polydrug abuse is popular among heroin addicts, and some of the heroin addicts have very serious problems on polydrug abuse. Heroin abuse and other drug abuse have obvious correlation in several factors, which calls attention.