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Age and Drug Use

  • By: Tanja Link & Kathryn Smith
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Age is an important factor to consider when discussing drug use. The issue of age specifically comes into play with regard to the onset of drug use, an individual's drug use trajectory, and the way drugs affect the body.

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