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Young people and drug misuse

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:672
  1. Mervyn Gifford
  1. Research psychologist Department of Public Health Medicine, Eastern Health and Social Services Board, Belfast BT2 8BS

    EDITOR,—J Denham Wright and Laurence Pearl highlight the apparently increasing trend for young people to engage in illicit drug misuse.1 There are, however, problems with the methods, analyses, and conclusions of their study. A large generation and ideological gap exists between people who conduct this type of scientific inquiry and those who are the subjects of the research. Unfortunately, this is reflected in the design of the questionnaire, which opens with the …

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