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Measure: Perceived Harm of Substance Use   #550400  About

Definition: Instrument used to gather respondents’ perceptions on how much they think people risk harming themselves physically and in other ways when using certain drugs and other substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, LSD, heroin, and cocaine.

Purpose: The purpose of this measure is to collect information from respondents on their thoughts about the physical and health risk associated with using certain drugs and other substances. These perceptions of harm have been shown to be negatively correlated with use and first onset of use.


Keywords: Perceived harm, Perceived risk, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Substance abuse, Substance use, Illicit substances, Cocaine, Heroin, LSD, SAA, Substance Use-related Community Factors

Measure Release Date: February 24, 2012

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