Age of first use: its reliability and predictive utility.

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was: (1) to assess the utility of age of first licit use and age of first illicit use as predictors of alcohol and drug use at ages 20 and 30; and (2) to examine the reliability of retrospectively recalled ages of onset of use. METHOD Subjects (N = 839) from the Rutgers Health and Human Development Project provided four… (More)

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@article{Labouvie1997AgeOF, title={Age of first use: its reliability and predictive utility.}, author={Erich W. Labouvie and Marsha E. Bates and Robert J. Pandina}, journal={Journal of studies on alcohol}, year={1997}, volume={58 6}, pages={638-43} }