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NCJ Number: 156654 Find in a Library
Title: Rural Youth Usage of Alcohol, Marijuana, and Hard Drugs
Journal: International Journal of the Addictions  Volume:28  Issue:3  Dated:(1993)  Pages:249-255
Author(s): J F Donnermeyer
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used survey data from 197 11th grade students from a predominantly rural area to test relationships between first and current uses of alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs.
Abstract: The findings showed that interrelationships between years of experience of alcohol, marijuana, and hard drug use were predicted by a developmental model. Early use of alcohol predicted early use of marijuana. Early use of marijuana predicted early use of other drugs. Years of experience also correlated to current use for each of the three substances. The causal sequence for first use, however, was reversed for current use; current hard drug use reinforced current marijuana use, which was linked to current alcohol use. The model explained 51.6, 60.4, and 42.4 percent of the variances in current use of hard drugs, marijuana, and alcohol, respectively. 1 table, 1 figure, and 14 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Underage Drinking
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