Substance Abuse Common Among Younger Stroke Patients


Substance abuse appears to be common among younger adults who experience a stroke, according to an investigation from researchers in Cincinnati. Substance abuse among stroke patients increased from 45% in 1993 to 62% in 2005. The research team noted that patients younger than 55 who experience a stroke should be routinely screened and counseled about substance abuse.

Abstract: Stroke, December 2012.

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