TITLE

Why more young people are using drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Haywood, Richette L.
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
Jet;9/9/96, Vol. 90 Issue 17, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Questions why the experimentation with drugs by young people is on the rise. Findings of the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse by the US Department of Health and Human Services; Drugs as means of coping; Reflection of pop culture's glamorization of drug use; Perception that marijuana is not a serious health risk.
ACCESSION #
9609127947

 

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