Adolescent Substance Use

Laurie Chassin, Andrea Hussong, Manuel Barrera, Brooke S G Molina, Ryan Trim, Jennifer Ritter

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Abstract

Adolescence is often described as a time of experimentation with risky or problem behaviors (Arnett, 2000), and substance use is one such behavior that is initiated during this age period. Substance use and addictive disorders are topics of considerable importance both because of their significance for adolescent development and because of their public health impact. For example, considering both adults and adolescents, recent estimates are that the use and abuse of alcohol, nicotine, and illegal drugs cost the United States approximately $257 billion per year, exceeding the costs associated with heart disease or cancer (Institute of Medicine, 1994a). Surprisingly, given its importance, adolescent substance use as a research area is relatively new, although it has seen rapid and significant expansion in the past three decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Adolescent Psychology: Second Edition
Publisherwiley
Pages665-696
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780471726746, 0471209481, 9780471209485
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent substance use
  • Macrolevel influences
  • Peer influences
  • Stress and negative affect pathways
  • Substance abuse or dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Chassin, L., Hussong, A., Barrera, M., Molina, B. S. G., Trim, R., & Ritter, J. (2013). Adolescent Substance Use. In Handbook of Adolescent Psychology: Second Edition (pp. 665-696). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780471726746.ch21