n Diabetes Lifestyle - Street drug abuse and diabetes : living with diabetes
|Article Title||Street drug abuse and diabetes : living with diabetes|
|© Publisher:||Homestead Publishing (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||38 - 42|
'Street' or 'recreational' drugs are mind-altering chemical substances that are used for non-medicinal, leisure purposes. They are taken for the sole purpose of their effects on one's consciousness, cognition, mood and behaviour, often called 'getting high'. This may lead to addiction or substance abuse which, in turn, can have a detrimental effect on the user's physical and mental health.
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