Drug-Taking Behavior Among School-Aged Youth: The Alaska Experience and Comparisons With Lower-48 States, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Drug-Taking Behavior Among School-Aged Youth

The Alaska Experience and Comparisons With Lower-48 States, 1st Edition

By Bernard Segal


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Use this valuable knowledge about drug-taking behavior to plan strategies to prevent or reduce drug-taking among youth. The findings from this unique study have important implications for researchers, educators, practitioners, and local and state policymakers and planners for the development of initiatives for addressing smoking, drinking, and drug use among early adolescents and teenagers. The purpose of this informative volume is to further understand drug-taking behavior among adolescents by providing information on the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of drug-taking behavior among a large sample of adolescents. Although the focus is on Alaska, the findings generalize to comparably aged youth in general; moreover, comparisons with findings from national studies and other states provide interesting results.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Introduction
  • A Historical Review of Drug Use in Alaska
  • Method
  • Results: Part I, Total Sample
  • Results: Part II, Comparing Findings in Alaska, 1983 and 1988
  • Comparisons: Alaska and the Lower-48 States
  • Discussion, Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations
  • List of References
  • Appendixes

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction