Drug and Drinking Behavior Among Youth

@article{Kandel1980DrugAD,
  title={Drug and Drinking Behavior Among Youth},
  author={Denise B. Kandel},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  year={1980},
  volume={6},
  pages={235-285}
}
  • D. Kandel
  • Published 1 August 1980
  • Psychology
  • Review of Sociology
The spread in the use of marihuana and other illicit drugs in the popula­ tion represents one of the most striking and best documented instances of social change during the last decade. Repeated annually, surveys indicate that rates of marihuana use, far from stabilizing as had been anticipated earlier (National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse 1973), are still increasing-primarily among adolescents. This review focuses on the use of alcohol and other drugs (particularly marihuana) by… 
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  • Psychology
    Archives of general psychiatry
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