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Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and substance abuse. The objective is to study whether adolescents of higher SES are more likely than those with lower SES to take part in substance use in early adulthood. The study analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health. The longitudinal survey is a national representation of secondary students in the United States.
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Unformatted text preview: Regression models were analyzed to examine relationships between SES and drug use. Results show higher parental education is associated with high rate of drinking, marijuana and coke use. Results were consistent for non-Hispanics, but not for non-whites. This research was done to inform administrators and program officials the need for drug abuse and prevention activities across all populations of students, even in wealthier schools....
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