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Title: Substance Abuse Among Adolescent Females
Author(s): C Bodinger-de Uriarte; G Austin
Corporate Author: Western Regional Ctr for Drug-Free Schools and Communities
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency:
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the available literature regarding substance abuse among female adolescents, focusing on overall prevalence and patterns of use, correlates of use, and issues to be considered when designing prevention programs.
Abstract: The chapter on substance use prevalence and patterns focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, and psychotherapeutics/stimulants, drawing upon national and regional surveys. Correlates and risk factors may include any combination of the following: age at onset; appropriateness, gender role norms, and expectations; coping, stress, and depression; dating and sociability; decisionmaking factors; educational attachment; family factors such as family bonds and management, family composition, parental attitude, and parental drug use; peer pressure; self-concept; sexual behavior; and patterns of abuse. Some implications for prevention and intervention relate to context of use, differential effects, information dissemination, educational attachment, family education, peer pressure, resistance skills, risk reduction, self-esteem enhancement, sexual abuse and sexual behavior, stress reduction and coping skills, and targeting high-risk populations.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; Adolescents at risk; Drug prevention programs; Underage Drinking
Note: Prevention Research Update No. 9, Fall 1991.
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