Relative deviance and the process(es) of drug involvement among inner-city youths

R. Dembo, D. Shern

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This paper reviews critically research that has examined the relationship of psychological and sociocultural factors to nonmedical drug use among youths and young adults. Developing from this review a theoretical framework and specific hypotheses are formulated to highlight the differential effects of these two sets of variables on the drug use of inner-city youths. The paper concludes with a discussion of the scientific, and treatment and prevention, implications of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1373-1399
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of the Addictions
Volume17
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Relative deviance and the process(es) of drug involvement among inner-city youths. / Dembo, R.; Shern, D.

In: International Journal of the Addictions, Vol. 17, No. 8, 1982, p. 1373-1399.

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