Initiation into drug abuse : the pathway from being offered drugs to trying cannabis and progression to intravenous drug abuse.
The aim of the study was to analyse the initiation process into illicit drug use focusing on three endpoints which can be seen as stages in the drug career: being offered drugs, using cannabis and using intravenous drugs.
Questionnaire data were available on 23 482 men, aged 18-20 years, conscripted for military service in 1969-70.
The association between family background, social conditions, other licit drug use, emotional control and the three endpoints were analysed.
Although many conscripts tried cannabis, a smaller number continued with intravenous drug abuse.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Epidémiologie, Voie intraveineuse, Initiation, Age apparition, Adulte jeune, Homme, Facteur risque, Cannabinoïde, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Epidemiology, Intravenous administration, Initiation, Age of onset, Young adult, Human, Risk factor, Cannabinoid, Sweden, Europe
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Cote : 93-0302317
Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.