Progression to regular heroin use: examination of patterns, predictors, and consequences.

  title={Progression to regular heroin use: examination of patterns, predictors, and consequences.},
  author={Eric A. Woodcock and Leslie H. Lundahl and Jonathan J K Stoltman and Mark K. Greenwald},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
BACKGROUND The present study retrospectively evaluated the chronology and predictors of substance use progression in current heroin-using individuals. METHODS Out-of-treatment heroin users (urinalysis-verified; N=562) were screened for laboratory-based research studies using questionnaires and urinalysis. Comprehensive substance use histories were collected. Between- and within-substance use progression was analyzed using stepwise linear regression models. RESULTS The strongest predictor of… CONTINUE READING
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