Moderate Drinkers at Higher Risk of Amphetamine Abuse
Study suggests they are more vulnerable than light drinkers
Health Day News
December 14, 2010
People who consume moderate amounts of alcohol may be at increased risk for amphetamine abuse, according to a new study. Amphetamines belong to a large group of drugs called stimulants, which can increase energy and concentration and are widely abused by young adults. U.S. researchers categorized 33 volunteers as either moderate (more than seven drinks a week) or light drinkers (fewer than seven drinks a week) and gave them both low (8 to 10 milligrams) and high (16 to 20 milligrams) doses of d-amphetamine.
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Keywords: moderate drinkers, higher risk, amphetamine abuse