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ERIC Number: EJ1029751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
Using Social Disorganization Theory to Guide Substance Abuse Prevention among Adolescents: Implications for Educators
Jaynes, Shane
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v18 n1 p35-40 2014
Substance use and abuse are problematic in the lives of adolescents, including interpersonal problems and scholastic problems. Risk for substance use has commonly been assessed at the individual level. This paper examines risk of adolescent substance abuse as a variable impacted by environmental or contextual factors surrounding the individual. Social disorganization theory is described and then adolescent substance use is considered in light of assumptions of that theory. Finally, implications for educators are developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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