Why Males Under 30 Have the Greatest Risk for Drug Related Poisonings

Did you know that males under age 30 have the greatest risk of hospital admission for drug related poisonings?

Some of the reason for drug related poisonings can be attributed to the rise in festival culture throughout the younger generations, and the subsequent drug use that comes with it. According to Drug and Alcohol Dependence, “Recreational poisonings are events arising from the use of alcohol, illicit or prescribed drugs for recreational purposes, or to induce psychoactive effects.” Drugs most often associated with recreational poisonings are stimulants, followed by alcohol, opioids, sedatives, hallucinogens, cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine. With all of the above factors combined, it is no wonder that more and more of the young people have seen an increase in the number of their friends being admitted into Boca Raton drug rehab.

The most alarming part of these drug related poisonings? Males were 2.8 times more likely to be hospitalized than females. Moreover, those who were less than 30 years old were 1.6 times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for drug related poisonings as opposed to people aged 30 years and above. Needless to say, younger generations are beginning to admit themselves into a Florida sober house.

Dr. Kate Chitty, a Research Fellow at Sydney Medical School, shared that, “The finding that peak recreational poisoning admissions occurred on Fridays and Saturdays reflects a ‘binge’ culture, associated with weekday restraint and weekend excess of alcohol and recreational drugs. That we see these patterns most commonly in young people highlights that these potentially life-threatening hospital admissions are not the result of years of drug abuse but are largely associated with binge behavior considered ‘normal’ by many of the youth.”

Those of all ages who find themselves struggling with drug addiction and are in need of a quality sober living house in Boca Raton, call Boca House today for more information.

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