Changing patterns of drug use among US military recruits before and after enlistment.

@article{Bachman1999ChangingPO,
  title={Changing patterns of drug use among US military recruits before and after enlistment.},
  author={Jerald G. Bachman and Peter Freedman-Doan and Patrick M O'Malley and Lloyd D Johnston and David R. Segal},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          672-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The US armed forces adopted "zero tolerance" policies concerning illicit drug use in 1980 and later developed policies to discourage tobacco and alcohol abuse. This article examines drug use among young active-duty recruits both before and after enlistment, compared with nonmilitary age-mates, and documents historical shifts in such drug use across 2 decades. METHODS Analyses employed longitudinal panel data from 20 nationally representative samples of high school seniors (cohorts… 

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