Use and Abuse of Illegal Drugs, Alcoholic Beverages, Medications and Tobacco Products 1994 (Epidemiological Survey on Substance Abuse)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IFT, Institut für Therapieforschung, München
Publication Date
  • FORSA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Facts and attitudes to use of medications, tobacco products, alcohol and drugs. Topics: self-assessment of condition of health; longer illness in the last year and medical treatment; use of medication (pain-killers, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, stimulants, laxatives, diet preparations or appetite suppressants). Use of tobacco products; use of cigarettes; age at starting use of cigarettes; criticism experienced as smoker; personal consideration for non-smokers; medical recommendation to reduce use of tobacco; no-smoking zones at work; arrangements at home to limit smoking; perceived disturbance through presence of smokers; experience with personal requests to smokers not to smoke in one´s presence. Use of alcohol; age at first alcohol excess; daily consumption of beer, wine and spirits; guilt feelings due to personal use of alcohol and criticism experienced from others; use of alcohol directly after getting up; medical advice to restrict use of alcohol. Use of drugs; assessment of the development of the drug problem in Germany; drug offers received; statment of drugs used oneself; time of last use and frequency of use of hashish, stimulants, ecstasy, LSD, mescaline, heroin, other opiates, cocaine, methadon, crack as well as age at starting with individual drugs; readiness to to try drugs and reasons for possible rejection; use of hard and soft drugs in one´s circle of friends; proportion of addicts in one´s circle of friends and their drug preference; availability of drugs within 24 hours, differences according to individual types; knowledge about the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court about dealing with hashish for personal use.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-06 / 1994-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons living in private households between the ages of 18 to 59 years
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample procedure with telephone numbers
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2500
    Number of Variables: 266
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2804 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22