Linguistic acculturation associated with higher marijuana and polydrug use among Hispanic adolescents.

@article{Epstein2001LinguisticAA,
  title={Linguistic acculturation associated with higher marijuana and polydrug use among Hispanic adolescents.},
  author={Jennifer A. Epstein and Gilbert J. Botvin and Tracy M Diaz},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={477-99}
}
Hispanic sixth and seventh graders in 22 New York City middle schools (mean age: 12.66 years) completed self-report questionnaires with items related to drug use (cigarette smoking, alcohol use, and marijuana) use and linguistic acculturation at two assessments (N = 1299 at baseline; N = 1038 at 1-year follow-up). Adolescents who spoke English with their parents smoked marijuana more frequently than those who spoke Spanish with their parents at both surveys. By the 1-year follow-up, students… CONTINUE READING

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