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Ewing, Bradley T. – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Examines whether those who participated in high school athletics have a different pattern of marijuana use than comparable nonathletes. Male athletes have a higher incidence of marijuana use than nonathletes. The opposite is true for female athletes who are more likely than nonathletes to try marijuana after high school. (MKA)
Descriptors: Athletes, Drug Abuse, High School Students, High Schools
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Jennison, Karen M.; Johnson, Kenneth A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Investigates familial alcoholism effects and the comparative probability of risk that adult children of alcoholics have for alcohol dependence. Results, based on a national survey of 12,686 young adults over a five-year period, show that the risk for alcoholism is relatively greater for males than females. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adult Children, Adults, Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism