Addiction care in Mexico: a challenge for non-specialized health professionals

Rodrigo Marín-Navarrete, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Antonio Tena-Suck

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2016.027

Abstract


International epidemiological studies report that substance use disorders (SUDs) and other psychiatric disorders (anxiety and depression) are among the first ten conditions that contribute to the global burden of disease. Together they account for 7.4% of the disability-adjusted life years of the total global burden, 0.5% of the total years of life lost to premature mortality, and 22.9% of the years lived with  disability. These data place SUDs as a serious public health problem in the world.


Keywords


substance use disorders; SUDs

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