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Examining the Measurement of Novel Drug Perceptions: Salvia divinorum, Gender, and Peer Substance Use.
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PMID:  23025930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Researchers commonly use a person's perception of the drug use of friends to determine the impact that peers exert on one's own behavior. Recently, there has been concern over this measure's validity. Novel drugs, which are either newly discovered drugs or existing substances only recently used for recreational purposes, may be used so infrequently that people have too few observable opportunities to accurately develop perceptions of their peer's use. Employing survey data collected in 2009 from 2,154 individuals within friendship pairs in the Southeast United States, we explore how gender affects perceptions of the infrequently used, novel drug Salvia divinorum. The study's limitations are noted.
Bryan Lee Miller; John H Boman; John Stogner
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance use & misuse     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Subst Use Misuse     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602153     Medline TA:  Subst Use Misuse     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia Southern University , Statesboro, Georgia , USA.
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