ERIC Number: ED066674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Drug Abuse Montgomery County Pennsylvania.
Montgomery County Drug Commission, Norristown, PA.
This is a research report and survey on drug abuse in Montgomery County, Norristown, Pennsylvania, conducted by the Montgomery County Drug Commission. The nine-month study is incorporated into a single volume. An analysis of the results of the drug survey points out that many variables which had heretofore been regarded as being significantly related to drug abuse have not proven significant in the scientifically conducted Montgomery study. No evidence was found of significant correlations between drug abuse and race, sex, ethnicity, parental education, family size, position of sibling in family, and number of parents at home. From this study, the general use of drugs is seen as cutting across class, race and ethnic groupings. Certain other variables have shown themselves as being significantly related to drug abuse. They are as follows: lack of family closeness or cohesiveness; lack of religious attachment; peer group influence; discontent with school; boredom; and influential relationships with siblings and close friends. The volume also reports historical data, research findings, drug services, and findings and recommendations. (Author/WS)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Drug Commission, Norristown, PA.