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The authors studied drug use in a representative sample of suburban junior and senior high school students. They found high levels of drug use overall and a substantial amount of drug involvement among junior high school students. They also found that drugs were used in clusters, that there was a distinctive age-related pattern of drug use, and that the(More)
Relationships between health status and behavioral factors were studied in 211 insulin-dependent diabetic children, ages 5-19 years, at a camp for diabetic children. In general, diabetic control, as measured by counselor-monitored urine tests made across a 2-week period, improved across age. Diabetic control was negatively related to knowledge of diabetes;(More)
Using a family interactional theoretical framework giving primacy to the mutual attachment between parent and child, we examined the interrelationship of acculturation, ecological factors, family, personality, peers, and drug context domains with drug use in an inner city sample. We also assessed the extent to which family protective factors mitigated(More)
Although the role of emotional and psychosocial factors in diabetes is generally appreciated, most health care professionals, diabetic patients, and families of patients have no clear model that clarifies the nature of psychosocial variables and provides defined principles for effective treatment and preventative interventions. A multivariate clinical model(More)
This study examined stages in drug involvement of 695 African-American and 637 Puerto Rican adolescents. Analysis indicated that adolescents progress through several stages of drug involvement: beer/wine, cigarettes or hard liquor, then marijuana, and, finally, illicit drugs other than marijuana. The sequence of drug involvement for both ethnic groups(More)