RAZVAN MIHAI HORHAT, BRIGITHA VLAICU, RADU BAGIU, SALOMEIA PUTNOKY, IULIA BAGIU, DELIA IOANA HORHAT, CAMELIA SZUHANEK, COSMIN SINESCU, MEDA LAVINIA NEGRUTIU, LUMINITA NICA A TEN-YEAR TIME LAPS, REGARDING DRUG CONSUMPTION IN THE WESTERN PART OF ROMANIA The purpose of the research was to see the time-trends (2005/2006-2015/2016) of types and patterns of drug usage between the young adults from medical school in TimisCounty. The study is a comparison of two cross-sectional cohorts of student from Timis County, Romania (2005/2006: 365 females and 248 males; 2005/2016: 336 females and 123 males). In both investigations the same questionnairewas used. Through the investigation we measured the types and patterns of drugs used in relation with gender and cohort effect frequency. For the 2005/2006 evaluation 15% of boys and 4.9% of girls have tried at least one kind of drug. In the reevaluation study 2015/2016 the consumption of at least one kind of drug has risen 34.4% boys and 14.4% girls, which means meaning that the number of consumers has risen by 3 times in between investigations. The intervention to minimize the usage of any sort of drugs in a specific university environment or in the general population has to be done in very careful way in concordance with the specific patterns of usage and types of drugs.
Keywords: Drug misuse, types of drugs, medical students