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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-35

Initiation of Heroin Abuse : The Role of Peers


1 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Calcutta - 700 020, India
2 House Officer, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Calcutta - 700 020, India

Correspondence Address:
Arabinda N Chowdhury
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Calcutta - 700 020
India
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A study comprising of detail history collection of first - day heroin chasing of 80 heroin addicts in respect to the contribution of their peers was done. Analysis reveals that the peer group influence was significantly operative in several ways in the initiation of heroin abuse.



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