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Drugs Misuse in Scotland: Findings From the 2006 Scottish Crime and Victimisation Survey

DescriptionThe SCVS drugs report is based on data from the self-completing section of the SCVS questionnaire. It looks to estimate the prevalance of illicit drug taking in the general population.
ISBN9780755967581
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2007
Website Publication DateSeptember 27, 2007

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Matthew Brown and Keith Bolling, BMRB Social Research

ISBN 978 0 7559 6768 1
ISSN 0950 2254

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CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Background
Methodology
Limitations of the data
A note on interpretation of results
Structure of the report

CHAPTER TWO PREVALENCE OF DRUG USE
Introduction
Classification of drugs
Extent of drug use in Scotland
Extent of using different types of drugs
Variations in the prevalence of drug use
Being offered drugs

CHAPTER THREE THE EXPERIENCE OF DRUG USERS
First experiences of drug taking
Regularity of drug use in the last month
Ease of obtaining drugs
Polydrug use and mixing drugs with alcohol

ANNEX 1 2006 DATA TABLES
ANNEX 2 METHODOLOGY
ANNEX 3 2006 QUESTIONNAIRE

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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