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Lisa Williams & Rebecca Askew

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

Chapter 26: Maturing on a High: An Analysis of Trends, Prevalence and Patterns of Recreational Drug Use in Middle and Older Adulthood

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Maturing on a High: An Analysis of Trends, Prevalence and Patterns of Recreational Drug Use in Middle and Older Adulthood
Maturing on a high: an analysis of trends, prevalence and patterns of recreational drug use in middle and older adulthood
Lisa WilliamsRebecca Askew
Introduction

Recreational drug use is commonly perceived as a youthful activity that decreases as age increases. The direction of trends in drug taking in many Western countries also shows a general decline over time over the past couple of decades. However, as we outline in this chapter, in spite of these overall reductions in use, in recent decades, drug use is extending further into adulthood at higher rates of prevalence than has traditionally been the case. The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) ...

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