Adolescent drug use: findings of national and local surveys.

  title={Adolescent drug use: findings of national and local surveys.},
  author={Eugene R. Oetting and Frederick Beauvais},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={58 4},
Adolescent drug use increased until about 1981, but since then it has steadily declined. Current data show some drug use in the 4th and 5th grades and considerable increases from the 6th to the 9th grades. For drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and stimulants, lifetime prevalence continues to increase through high school; for drugs such as inhalants and heroin, lifetime prevalence may decline for Grades 10, 11, and 12, suggesting that students who use these drugs early may drop out. Drug use of… CONTINUE READING

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