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The Relationship Between Background and Extent of Heroin Use
STEVEN F. BUCKY
Am J Psychiatry 1973;130:709-710.
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Head, Special Psychiatric Projects Branch, Navy Medical Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, San Diego, Calif. 92152

1973, The American Psychiatric Association

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The backgrounds of individuals who had used heroin fewer than five times and those who had used it six or more times were studied to determine if there were any significant differences. The subjects were Navy enlisted men who were given an anonymous questionnaire. Significant differences were found: in general, more extensive heroin use was related to poorer relationships with family as well as more difficulties in school and in the Navy.

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