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Risks, substances and consumers

Risks, substances and consumers - Universitas Studiorum
Studies and surveys in the metropolitan area of Bologna
Ed. by R.M. Pavarin
1 vol. di 132 pp.
ISBN 9788897683780
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This publication reports the results of some studies and surveys carried out in the metropolitan area of Bologna. Overall, the aspects emerging from the various studies contribute to a homogenous interpretation of the phenomenon: market, medicalisation, risks, socially integrated drug users, poor drug addicts.

Market - Substances use is decreasing, but the quality/price ratio is worsening; Cannabis is having a high diffusion with similar addiction models to those of tobacco.

Medicalisation – Many subjects use psychoactive substances in order to reduce or compensate some physical or psychic symptoms within a more or less aware self-medication process.

Risks – The main problem related to illegal substances consumption is the limited knowledge of consumers about product’s composition.

Socially integrated drug users – The drug consumption seems to be transversal to cultural, economic, gender and generational differences.

Poor drug addicts – Differently from the marginal subjects, who partly choose their peculiar life-style, drug-addiction service users or ex-users are mainly affected by the economic consequences of a drug addiction they can no longer afford.


Edited by:

Raimondo Maria Pavarin, Social Epidemiologist

Epidemiological Monitoring Center on Addiction (Osservatorio Epidemiologico Dipendenze Patologiche)
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, local health unit of Bologna (AUSL - Bologna)


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