ERIC Number: ED484698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-17
Inhalant Use and Delinquent Behaviors among Young Adolescents. The NSDUH Report
US Department of Health and Human Services
This report presents the prevalence of inhalant use among young adolescents aged 12 or 13, the association between inhalant use and delinquent behaviors within this age group, and the association between early onset of inhalant use and problems later in life. Early onset of substance use has been linked to substance use disorders, delinquent behaviors, and other problems later in life. Data from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that a higher percentage of youths aged 12 or 13 had used inhalants than marijuana in the past year. NSDUH asked respondents to report their lifetime, past year, and past month use of inhalants, as well as their age at first use of inhalants. The data is presented in this document. Additional questions ask about the use of other illicit drugs, dependence on or abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs in the past year, arrests for breaking the law, and past and current school enrollment status, which allows for the classification of individuals as school dropouts and non-dropouts, is also presented in this document.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.