Summary of Main Findings

  • Oliver Chadwick
  • H. Ross Anderson
  • J. Martin Bland
  • John Ramsey
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


In a representative sample of over 4000 third, fourth and fifth year secondary school pupils, 3.6% acknowledged having abused solvents to the point of intoxication. This proportion is almost certainly an underestimate of the true prevalence of solvent abuse because it does not take into account false negative questionnaire responses, and it neglects the higher rate of solvent abuse among school absentees.


School Absentee General Population Study Cannabis Smoking Secondary School Pupil General Population Control 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Chadwick
    • 1
  • H. Ross Anderson
    • 2
  • J. Martin Bland
    • 3
  • John Ramsey
    • 4
  1. 1.MRC Child Psychiatry UnitInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Public Health SciencesSt. George’Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Medical StatisticsSt. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Chemical Pathology, Toxicology UnitSt. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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