A longitudinal examination of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette perceived norms among middle school adolescents.

@article{Pedersen2013ALE,
  title={A longitudinal examination of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette perceived norms among middle school adolescents.},
  author={Eric R Pedersen and Jeremy N. V. Miles and Brett A. Ewing and Regina A. Shih and Joan S. Tucker and Elizabeth J. D'Amico},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 2},
  pages={647-53}
}
BACKGROUND Adolescents tend to overestimate the prevalence of substance use among their peers and these perceived norms are associated with their current and future use. However, little is known about how perceived norms change over time during middle school, a developmental period when adolescents are at-risk for initiating substance use. METHOD We examined changes in perceived norms of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes over a two-year period among a large and diverse sample of 6th and 7th… CONTINUE READING

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