Many individuals who use drugs recreationally on weekends eventually move toward daily drug use, reports a study out of Boston University’s School of Public Health. More than half of the patients reporting weekend-only drug use expanded their habit to daily use during the course of the study. Researchers suggest that primary care physicians take caution and monitor patients more closely who acknowledge recreational drug use.

“The study followed 483 patients at Boston Medical Center who reported using drugs in the previous month and who completed a follow-up visit six months later. Of those who reported weekend-only use initially, only 19.2 percent retained that pattern six months later, while 54 percent were using drugs on other days of the week.”

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