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Lifetime illicit drug use and drug dependence are common by the age of 25 in New Zealand

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  • For correspondence: Christchurch Health and Development Study, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand; joseph.boden{at}

  • Sources of funding: Health Research Council of New Zealand, National Child Health Research Foundation of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.

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