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ORTIZ CASTRO, Arturo; MEZA MERCADO, Denize Maday  and  MARTINEZ MARTINEZ, Rosario. Poppers, una droga emergente: Resultados del Sistema de Reporte de Información en Drogas. Salud Ment [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.3, pp.225-231. ISSN 0185-3325.

Introduction In Mexico City, according to the results of the Information Report System in Drug SRID, the first reports about the use of poppers date from 1988. The consumption of poppers has gradually increased throw on the years. Objective Given that one of the purposes of the SRID is to identify new drugs and areas that require further investigation, a descriptive study was performed to determine the characteristics associated with the consumption of poppers. Materials and methods To evaluate the use of poppers, data collected by the Information Reporting System on Drugs will be analyzed, during the period 20002012 I, as well as the trends in use for 24 years. The instrument used is the card "Individual Report on Consumption of Drugs", which is applied in health and justice institutions of the Federal District during the months of June and November of each year. Results The most relevant results among poppers consumption occurs in the group of adolescents from 15 to 19 and young adults aged 20-24 years. Another outstanding data are the ages of first use of this substance, and the frequency with which it is consumed. Conclusions From the results, it is necessary to propose research lines that reveal the use of poppers in young people.

Keywords : Amyl nitrite; reporting system on drugs; inhalants.

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