Problem drinking and the dimension of involvement with drugs: a Guttman scalogram analysis of adolescent drug use.

@article{Donovan1983ProblemDA,
  title={Problem drinking and the dimension of involvement with drugs: a Guttman scalogram analysis of adolescent drug use.},
  author={John E. Donovan and Richard Jessor},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1983},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={543-52}
}
Analyses of data from two nationwide surveys of high school students, one carried out in 1974 and the other in 1978, suggest that problem drinking may be seen as yet another step along an underlying dimension of involvement with both licit and illicit drugs. The dimension of involvement with drugs consists of the following levels: nonuse of alcohol or illicit drugs; nonproblem use of alcohol; marijuana use; problem drinking; use of pills (amphetamines, barbiturates, hallucinogenic drugs); and… CONTINUE READING