Correlates of adolescent drug use by gender and geographic location.

  title={Correlates of adolescent drug use by gender and geographic location.},
  author={R. E. Johnson and Anastasios C Marcos},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  volume={14 1},
We examined the correlates of self-reported lifetime use of alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, and cocaine within a sample of almost 7,000 high school sophomores in Arizona and Utah. Correlates of drug use (including parental attachment, religious attachment, educational attachment, conventional values, and drug-using friends) showed very similar patterns by gender, with some interesting differences by location. Drug-using friends are by far the best predictor of drug use for both males and… CONTINUE READING

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