Risk factors associated with drug use: the importance of ‘risk environment’

@inproceedings{Rhodes2003RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with drug use: the importance of ‘risk environment’},
  author={Tim Rhodes and Robert Lilly and Uwe E. Kemmesis and Hans C. Ossebaard and Imar Faasen and Karen Ellen Spannow},
  year={2003}
}
This paper discusses research findings on non-biological risk factors associated with illicit drug use. There is an established body of North American research in this field, and a growing European literature. We find that there is an interplay of individual and environmental factors associated with drug use, with the permeation of their interactions potentially limitless. Within the behavioural science literature, we identify three main analytical dimensions for understanding 'risk factors… CONTINUE READING

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