Analyze the risks and implications of poly-substance abuse. Then, explain the process of how substance abusers may become cross-tolerant when using and/or abusing two different substances.
Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem you are being tasked to discuss poly-substance abuse. Primarily the risk and implications of such. Additionally, you are also tasked at discussing drug tolerance when abusing 2 different substances. It seems straightforward enough in that the questions you need to answer are spelled out. Hence, that is what you have to do - answer each accordingly. I suggest using this simple outline:
1. On Poly-substance abuse - what is that about? 100 words.
2. Risks & implications - 100 words.
3. Process of Cross-tolerance - 100 words.
4. Risks & implications of cross-tolerance - 100 words
The above outline should provide you with a short paper on the topic and should satisfy what your professor is asking of you. Since you did not indicate the materials you are using in class, the information here has been taken from available resources. Resources are listed in case you need to further explore the topic. Just let me know if you need further clarification. Good luck with your studies.
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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of investigating poly-substance abuse, in particular the complexities and risks associated to it. The solution also explores how substance abusers can become cross-tolerant when abusing different substances. The solution is 466 words with five references.