Substance Addiction In Colombia

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Currently, increasing frequency of incidents related to substance addictions is a worrying issue. It shows that in Colombia there is a wide availability of psychoactive substances reinforced by the inequities of social and economic factors that have precipitated the increased incidence and prevalence of drug use, predominantly in young population groups. (Silva, Simich, Strike, Brands, Giesbrecht & Khenti, 2012). It was determined that incidence of consume of any illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine or heroin) was 5.9% of population, estimated at over one million one hundred thousand men (11.4% from the consumer percentage) and nearly three hundred thousand women (1.9% from the consumer percentage). There is a steady increase in
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