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ERIC Number: EJ1103829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use among Midwestern Rural Adolescents
Park, Nicholas K.; Melander, Lisa; Sanchez, Shanell
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v25 n4 p360-369 2016
Prescription drug misuse has been an increasing problem in the United States, yet few studies have examined the protective factors that reduce risk of prescription drug abuse among rural adolescents. Using social control theory as a theoretical framework, we test whether parent, school, and community attachment reduce the likelihood of lifetime and 30-day prescription drug misuses among rural youths in Nebraska (N = 18,050). Results indicated that higher levels of parental and school attachment and having fun and legal things to do in the community were significantly associated with reduced odds of using. Implications and limitations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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