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ERIC Number: EJ1023210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Association of Educational Attainment and Adolescent Substance Use Disorder in a Clinical Sample
Apantaku-Olajide, Tunde; James, Philip D.; Smyth, Bobby P.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v23 n3 p169-176 2014
This study explores substance use, psychosocial problems, and the relationships to educational status in 193 adolescents (school dropouts, 63; alternative education, 46; mainstream students, 84) who attended a substance abuse treatment facility in Dublin, Ireland, within a 42-month period. For each adolescent, data on demographics, family background, substance use, psychiatric history, and offending behaviors were collected. The study found that the 3 groups exhibited statistically significant differences in their substance use problems, with the school dropouts displaying significantly more problems. The need for early detection and intervention of at-risk students, and collaborative interagency work aimed at addressing substance use, cannot be overemphasized as strategies to ultimately prevent school dropout.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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