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NGC Domain #3: Duration of drug use

Revised April 2012

Question: How old were you when you took your first real drink of alcohol (not a sip, or at a religious ceremony)?

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Secondary Questions:

Question: At what age did you begin to drink regularly; that is drinking at least once a month for 6 months or more?

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Question: Other Substances
How long have you used [DRUG] at your current frequency?

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Question: Other Substances
When using the most heavily, how many days per month did you use [DRUG]?

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Question: Other Substances
When using regularly, how many days per week did you use [DRUG]?

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Question: Other Substances
In the last 12 months, how many times did you use [DRUG]?

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Question: Other Substances
How old were you the first/last time you used cocaine at least once a week for a month or more? and "How old were you the first/last time you used (opiate) at least once a week for a month or more?" Also asks in the "multi-drug" section asks "How many times in your life have you used (DRUG)?" and "How old were you the first/last time you used (DRUG)?"

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