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substance abuse

a patternof behaviour where a person relies excessively on aparticular substance (e.g. alcohol or opioids such asheroin) which can ultimately interfere with the individualsdaily functioning.

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.