Developmental trajectories of substance use from early adolescence to young adulthood: gender and racial/ethnic differences.

@article{Chen2012DevelopmentalTO,
  title={Developmental trajectories of substance use from early adolescence to young adulthood: gender and racial/ethnic differences.},
  author={Pan Chen and Kristen C. Jacobson},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={154-63}
}
PURPOSE The current study examined gender and racial/ethnic (Hispanics, non-Hispanic Caucasians, non-Hispanic African Americans, and non-Hispanic Asians) differences in developmental trajectories of alcohol use, heavy drinking, smoking, and marijuana use from early adolescence to young adulthood using a nationally representative sample. METHODS Participants from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 20,160) reported rates of alcohol use, heavy drinking, smoking, and… CONTINUE READING

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