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Drug Use

  • By: Gary Stacy Smith & Li-Ching Hung
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Drug use refers to individual behaviors that involve the consumption of alcohol and use of other illicit drugs including nonprescription drugs. Some individuals use drugs for recreational purposes, others have a more serious problem of drug abuse, while the extreme form ...

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