People Who Initially Use Drugs Only on Weekends Often Slide Into Weekday Use

People who initially use drugs only on the weekend often start using them during the week, a new study suggests.

Boston University researchers studied 483 primary care patients who admitted to using drugs in the past month. Of these patients, 89 percent said they used drugs on weekdays and weekends. Of the 11 percent who said they only used drugs on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday, more than half of them—54 percent—admitted to using drugs during the week when they were surveyed six months later.

Only 19 percent continued to use drugs only on the weekend, while 27 percent said they stopped using drugs altogether.

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Will Savage

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