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

Richard Dembo, David Shern

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Abstract

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
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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