The incidence of drug and solvent misuse among southern english normal comprehensive schoolchildren

Ian David Diamond*, C. Pritchard, N. Choudry, M. Fielding, M. Cox, D. Bushnell

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    Abstract

    Two surveys were carried out in 1985 and 1986 among fourth and fifth year comprehensive schoolchildren to estimate the incidence of drug and solvent misuse. Around one-fifth of the children had used drugs at some time and over half of these had used drugs recently. There was a clear relationship between drug and solvent misuse and adverse social characteristics. Drug misuse was seen as a serious problem by almost all the respondents.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-114
    Number of pages8
    JournalPublic Health
    Volume102
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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    Diamond, I. D., Pritchard, C., Choudry, N., Fielding, M., Cox, M., & Bushnell, D. (1988). The incidence of drug and solvent misuse among southern english normal comprehensive schoolchildren. Public Health, 102(2), 107-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0033-3506(88)80036-2