Longitudinal studies of drug abuse in a fifteen-year-old population. 1. Drug career.

A representative, stratified sample from a year cohort of ninth-graders, mostly 15 years of age, examined in 1968 with a questionnaire, was followed over a decade in official registers. After 5 and 8 years, subsamples were also interviewed. During the period in question there was a polydrug abuse pattern in the area of Gothenburg, the second city in Sweden… (More)