Drug involvement, conceptualized as drug use frequency, drug access, drug use control, and adverse use consequences, is described and compared among two randomly selected groups of students aged fourteen to nineteen years: 203 low-risk typical high-school students and 160 youths at high-risk of school problems and dropout.
High-risk youth, compared to low-risk youth and national statistics, endorsed a much greater breadth and depth of drug use, greater access to drugs, less drug use control, and greater adverse consequences due to use.
A secondary analysis showed low-risk users (experimenters) were similar to high-risk youth in their access to drugs and eroding drug use control, but showed low frequencies of drug use and negligible adverse use consequences.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abandon étude, Facteur risque, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Echec scolaire, Substance toxicomanogène, Environnement social, Réseau social, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Santé mentale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Study withdrawal, Risk factor, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, School failure, Drug of abuse, Social environment, Social network, Prevention, Sanitary program, Mental health, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0409489
Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.