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NCJ Number: 218935 Find in a Library
Title: Teens, Drugs & Violence: A Special Report
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: June 2007
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
Sale Source: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the relationship of teen drug use and violence and the risk and protective factors that parents and communities can take to keep their teens safe and drug-free.
Abstract: Highlights of this special report on teens, drugs, and violence include: (1) teens who use drugs are more likely to engage in violent behavior, steal, abuse other drugs, and join gangs; (2) early use of marijuana is a warning sign for later gang involvement; (3) teens who participate in gangs are more likely to be involved in violent acts and drug use; (4) structured activities and volunteering help keep teens away from drugs; and (5) parents are the most powerful influence on their kids when it comes to using illicit drugs. Scientists examine behaviors such as drug use, violence, and participation in gangs in a paradigm of risk and protective factors. Researchers stress that it is the accumulation of protective factors that have the most positive effect on teens in the long run. 40 endnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency; Drug Related Crime; Marijuana; Violence; Violence causes; Violent juvenile offenders
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