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Title: Drug Use Among American High School Seniors, College Students and Young Adults, 1975-1990, Volume I: High School Seniors
Author(s): L D Johnston; P M O'Malley; J G Bachman
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 211
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Grant Number: 3 R01-DA-01411
Publication Number: (ADM)91-1813
Sale Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This first volume of a two-volume report on a survey of drug use in America focuses on current and trend patterns for the use of specific illicit and licit (alcohol and tobacco) drugs by high-school seniors from 1975 through 1990.
Abstract: Following an overview of key findings for the study as a whole, study design and procedures are described. A chapter on the prevalence of drug use among high school seniors addresses the prevalence and frequency of drug use in 1990, noncontinuation rates, and prevalence comparisons for important subgroups. Trends in drug use among high school seniors encompass trends in prevalence for 1975-90, trends in noncontinuation rates, and comparisons among subgroups in trends in prevalence. A chapter on drug use at an earlier grade level considers the incidence of use by grade level and trends in use at earlier grade levels. Data on the degree and duration of drug highs are followed by data on the attitudes and beliefs about drugs among seniors. Issues addressed in the latter data are the perceived harmfulness of drugs, personal disapproval of drug use, attitudes regarding the legality of drug use, and the legal status of marijuana. Information on the social milieu for seniors includes the perceived attitudes of parents and friends, exposure to drug use by friends and others, implications for the validity of self- reported usage questions, and the perceived availability of drugs. Other topics for which data are provided are the use of nonprescription stimulants, the use of marijuana on a daily basis, racial/ethnic differences in drug use, an explanation of the recent declines in marijuana use and cocaine use, changes in drug use during pregnancy, a theory of drug epidemics, and other data on correlates and trends. 32 figures and appended prevalence and trend estimates adjusted for absentees and dropouts
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers; Tobacco use; Trend analysis; Underage Drinking
Note: DCC
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