Genetic and environmental risk factors in the aetiology of illicit drug initiation and subsequent misuse in women.

@article{Kendler1999GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental risk factors in the aetiology of illicit drug initiation and subsequent misuse in women.},
  author={Kenneth S. Kendler and L M Karkowski and Linda A. Corey and Carol A Prescott and Michael C. Neale},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={175},
  pages={
          351-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Subsequent to initial exposure to the use of a psychoactive substance, psychoactive substance use disorder (PSUD) may or may not develop. AIMS To investigate the relationship between the risk factors for initiation and the subsequent misuse of psychoactive substances. METHOD The lifetime history of illicit substance use and misuse was obtained by telephone interview with 1934 members of female-female twin pairs. We apply a novel model, which estimates the role of genetic and… CONTINUE READING

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