Academics and substance use among Latino adolescents: results from a national study.

@article{Vaughan2011AcademicsAS,
  title={Academics and substance use among Latino adolescents: results from a national study.},
  author={Ellen L. Vaughan and Lisa M Kratz and Julie d'Argent},
  journal={Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          147-61
        }
}
This study investigated the relationship between academic factors and past-year alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use in an adolescent sample of Latinos. Secondary data analysis was conducted using a subsample of Latino adolescents (N=2,593) from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. School connectedness and parental involvement in school were protective across all substances. Fighting in school increased the risk for use of all substances, and failing grades increased the risk for… CONTINUE READING
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