Multiple Alcohol and Illicit Drug Abuse Considered with Respect to Time Dimensions
This study examines sequential use of various drugs and alcohol. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provided data which were collected under the National Drug/Alcohol Collaborative Project on 1544 substance users being treated in ten combined treatment centers scattered across the country (NIDA, 1978). The interviews were carried out during the years 1974 and 1975. The focus of this study is limited to a small portion of the data gathered - amount and length of use of alcohol, marihuana, heroin, amphetamines, and barbiturates; and the lags between first use and regular use of these substances.
KeywordsUser Group Methadone Maintenance Treatment Substance User Drug Usage Hard Drug
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