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Club Drugs (cont.)

Prognosis of Club Drug Abuse and Dependence

Drug addiction increases the risk of a number of negative life stressors and conditions. Individuals who are addicted to cocaine are at increased risk for domestic violence. If treated, the prognosis of cocaine dependency improves significantly but is not without challenges. Recovery from substance abuse is usually characterized by episodes of remission (abstinence from drug use) and relapse.

Club drug abuse and dependence can increase the likelihood of engaging in unprotected sex and other unsafe sexual practices. That in turn tends to lead to higher rates of the transmission of sexually transmitted disease, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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