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Substance use seems to be increasing among 11 year olds

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7269.1161 (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1161
  1. Ian Sutherland, research fellow (ian.sutherland@dtn.ntl.com),
  2. Jonathan Shepherd, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  1. Violence Research Group, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF4 4XN

    EDITOR—Plant and Miller report that illicit drug use has declined since they carried out a survey in 1995.1 Their overall findings are broadly in agreement with similar work undertaken by Goddard and Higgins2 and by us. Goddard and Higgins reported that 7% of 11-15 year olds said that they had used illicit drugs within the past month and that prevalence increased sharply with age, …

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