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ERIC Number: EJ968602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Individual Characteristics of Adolescent Methamphetamine Users in Relation to Self-Reported Trouble with the Police
Gassman, Ruth; Nowicke, Carole E.; Jun, Mi Kung
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v54 n1 p76-92 Apr 2010
Survey responses by nonexperimental drug users in grades 6-12 were examined to determine whether MA users and nonusers with shared individual characteristics experience differential rates of police trouble, and whether specific factors place some users at greater risk than others. Findings showed that police trouble is pronounced for MA users, regardless of the number of drugs used, grade level, self-identification as African, Mexican, Puerto Rican or Other Latin American, number of days absent from school, and reported participation in after-school and organized family activities. These same factors were associated with police trouble in both MA and nonMA drug users, however, more so for MA drug users. Implications for prevention and intervention are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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