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Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1990;24(1):1-11.

Epidemiologic status of drug abuse in Mexico.

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Mexican Institute of Psychiatry, México, D.F.


Abuse of alcoholic beverages and tobacco appear to constitute priority public health problems in Mexico, while abuse of other drugs is sufficiently widespread to justify concern. More specifically, a recent national survey (11) found that over 10% of the male subjects 18 to 65 years old met established international criteria for alcohol dependence, while about a quarter of those surveyed were active smokers. A total of 4.3% said they had used one or more drugs other than tobacco or alcohol at some time in their lives.

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