Substance use among late adolescent urban youths: mental health and gender influences.

@article{Schwinn2010SubstanceUA,
  title={Substance use among late adolescent urban youths: mental health and gender influences.},
  author={Traci Marie Schwinn and Steven Paul Schinke and Danielle N Trent},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
This paper explores gender and mental health influences on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use among late adolescent urban youths. Specifically, we examine whether rates of substance use differ by gender, whether mental health indices differ by gender and are predictive of substance use, and whether gender moderates the relationship between mental health and substance use. Data from our non-clinical sample of 400 youths were collected primarily online. Analysis of cross-sectional data… CONTINUE READING