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NCJ Number: 198391 Find in a Library
Title: Beliefs Among Youths About Risks From Illicit Drug Use
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
United States of America
Date Published: September 14, 2001
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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RTI International
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SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
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Publication Number: SMA 00-3466
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Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.DrugAbuseStatistics.samhsa.gov 
Type: Research Paper
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin examines beliefs among youths about risks from illicit drug use.
Abstract: The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse is an annual survey sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 1999, a majority of youths aged 12 to 17 perceived great risk from smoking marijuana or using LSD, cocaine, or heroin once or twice a week. Females were more likely than their male peers to perceive great risk from using marijuana once or twice a week. White youths were generally more likely to perceive great risk from using illicit drugs once or twice a week than youths from other racial/ethnic groups. American Indian/Alaska Native youths were less likely than youths from other racial/ethnic groups to perceive great risk. Perceptions of great risk from using marijuana and cocaine once or twice a week significantly decreased from 1994 to 1999. Youths who perceived great risk from smoking marijuana once or twice a week were less likely in 1999 to use substances than youths who perceived less risk. Figures, notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Controlled Substances; Dangerousness; Heroin; Juvenile drug use; LSD (acid); Marijuana; Minorities; Risk taking behavior
Note: From the NHSDA Report, September 14, 2001, downloaded December 30, 2002.
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