Long-term effects of adolescent drug use in the israeli middle class

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This is a self-report study of a purposive sample of 111 middle-class Israelis in their 30s. The sample, designed to overrepresent adolescent drug experience, included 53 subjects (47.7% reporting having tried illicit drugs during adolescence (epidemiological data indicate approximately 7% percent adolescent drug use in Israel). None of the users was apprehended. Comparing the users with the nonusers on variables indicating adult conformity, adjustment, and subjective well-being revealed no significant difference between the two groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1476
Number of pages8
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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