International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Bulgaria | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018

Relaxation and Reducing Stress by Cannabinoids use among Medical Students in Bulgaria

Petranka Chumpalova [3] | Valentin Valtchev [4] | Maya Stoimenova-Popova [2] | Ludmil Tumbev [2]

Abstract: Substance abuse is one of the most important factor of today & #039, s social issues, with an estimated 4.7 % of the global population over the age of 15 consuming illicit drugs annually. The aim of our study is to determine a frequency of cannabinoid use among medical students during the first year of education in Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria. In our study included 300 randomly selected students at the Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria in age between 18 20 years. All 300 students were screened with DUDIT. Then included students were asked to provide urine test for use of cannabinoids. After they did urine test for use of cannabinoids is found that in the group of students 83 (27, 7 %) have used cannabis. Among the group of medical students 67 (80, 7 %) use cannabis for relax, to forget problems or to alleviate stress. The data from our study showed that there is a real problem among medical students who use marijuana for relaxation.

Keywords: reducing stress, cannabinoids, medical student

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,

Pages: 1265 - 1266

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