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Table 2 Abuse data

From: Clinical pattern of synthetic cannabinoids users in Upper Egypt: cross-sectional study

  Number N = 50 Percentage (%)
Name of synthetic cannabinoids abused substance
 Strox 30 60%
 Strox and voodoo 17 34%
 Voodoo 3 6%
Place of administration
 Street 32 64%
 Home and street 9 18%
 Home 5 10%
 Work 4 8%
Number of uses
 Multiple 32 64%
 Single 18 36%
Occurrence of relapses in case of multiple users (N = 32)
 No 29 90%
 Yes 3 10%
The need to increase the dose to get the same effect in case of multiple users (N = 32)
 Yes 16 50%
 No 16 50%
Route of taking substance
 Inhalational (smoking as cigarettes) 50 100%
Cause of abuse
 Curiosity 17 34%
 Friends 16 32%
 Availability of synthetic cannabinoid 8 16%
 Sadness 6 12%
 Money shortage 1 2%
 Increase power to work 1 2%
 Non availability of his usual substance 1 2%
  1. Mean age of starting substance abuse in years ± SD = 17.5 ± 4.5
  2. Mean age of starting synthetic cannabinoid abuse in years ± SD = 28 ± 8