variable was the adolescents themselves. They used research on how the parents viewed drug use and how that also effected the adolescent. Other variables used was gender, poverty level, age, ethnicity, and types of nonmedical drugs used. “Adolescents who reported higher family income were significantly less likely to endorse misuse of pain relievers, tranquilizers, and sedatives” (Bridgid M. Conn and Amy K. Marks.).The 2010 sample included 12- to 17-year-old participants who were from a mixed ethnic background and over half of the study was made up of males. When collecting the data for the research the participants were allowed to remain anonymous. This allowed the adolescents to disclose all the information. “In addition, all identifying information was kept separate from survey responses and respondents switched from ACASI to CAPI mode for interviewers when they completed the questions.” (Bridgid M. Conn and Amy K. Marks.).The results showed that according to the 2010 (NSDUH), “10.4% endorsed nonmedical use of one or more prescription drugs.” The results also showed that adolescents were more likely to use stimulants rather than sedatives. The study also shows that Hispanics had the lowest rate of misuse and that white adolescents had to highest rate of use. If the adolescents came from a family with more money than they were less likely to use. The study also showed that if the adolescent had peers and parents who did not condone drug use then the chances of the adolescent using was significantly lower. “While perceived peer substance use has been found tosignificantly influence certain behaviors (e.g., cigarette smoking and polydrug use) among urban,
DRUG USE BY ADOLESCENTS1low-income, ethnically diverse adolescents,28 to our knowledge, this is the first study to examinedifferences in peer and parental influences on NMUPD among ethnic/racial minority adolescents” (Bridgid M. Conn and Amy K. Marks.).The results show that parents who are actively involved in their child’s life have a decreased chance of their child using drugs. It also supports that parents and peers who discourage drug useto said adolescent then that adolescent is less likely to use or be around people who do. “In sum, results were consistent with previous research such that white adolescents demonstrated the highest rates of NMUPD compared to African American and Hispanic adolescents” (Bridgid M. Conn and Amy K. Marks.).