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ERIC Number: EJ895889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7637
Skipping School and Using Drugs: A Brief Report
Henry, Kimberly
Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, v17 n5 p650-657 Oct 2010
Empirical evidence suggests that the setting of drug use is an important factor in an adolescent's decision to use drugs. In this study, one salient setting is examined-truancy from school. A total of 1000 eleventh grade students from one district in the Mid-Western United States were invited to participate in an in-school anonymous survey in 2006. Truancy was a common behaviour among the surveyed students and drug use while skipping school was a common behaviour among truants. The establishment of truancy as a setting for drug use may have important implications. Limitations, implications and future directions are discussed. This study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (grant number K01 DA017810). (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A