Associated Conditions of Drug abuse


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About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Drug abuse, and underlying causes may be causes of Drug abuse, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Drug abuse. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Drug abuse. People with Drug abuse may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Drug abuse is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Associated conditions list: The list of conditions mentioned by various sources as associated with Drug abuse includes:

Drug abuse as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Drug abuse is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Drug abuse is listed as a risk factor includes:


Last revision: April 10, 2003

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