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Drug-use patterns and risk factors among young offenders in Hungary: an epidemiological study

Veress, Katalina; Wheeler, Jeremy; Ramsay, Malcolm; McMichael, Anthony


This article explores the extent of drug use by young offenders in Hungary, and identifies possible risk factors associated with drug use, including home/family and wider social influences. It draws on a survey of all male young offenders aged 14-18, held in prison in Hungary, whether sentenced or awaiting trial. Key questions on drug use matched those of the European School Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) survey, enabling comparisons to be made with young Hungarians in general. Levels of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2004.03.005


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