Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use and Adolescent Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders

  • Yifrah Kaminer
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


It has been reported that in the early 1990s, the general downward trend in the prevalence of drug use that started in 1980 has continued (Johnston, O’Malley, & Bachman, 1992). Despite this encouraging report, which implies that adolescents continue to move away from the use of drugs (especially alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine), a considerable number of youngsters continue to use illicit drugs.


Illicit Drug Binge Drinking High School Senior School Dropout Adolescent Substance 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bachman, J. G., Wallace, J. M., O’Malley, P. M., Johnston, L. D., Kurth, C. L., & Neighbors, H. W. (1991). Racial/ethnic differences in smoking, drinking and illicit drug use among American high school seniors 1976–1989. American Journal of Public Health, 81, 372–377.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Barnes, G. M., & Weite, J. W. (1986). Patterns and predictors of alcohol use among 7th-12th grade students in New York State. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 47, 53–62.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Blanton, M. L., Anthony, J. C., & Schuster, C. R. (1993). Probing the meaning of racial/ethnic group comparisons in crack cocaine smoking. Journal of the American Medical Association, 269, 993–997.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Durant, R. H., Rickert, V. L, Ashworth, C. S., Newman, C. N., & Slavens, G. (1993). Use of multiple drugs among adolescents who use anabolic steroids. New England Journal of Medicine, 328, 922–926.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Jessor, R., & Jessor, S. L. (1977). Problem Behavior and Psychosocial Development: A Longitudinal Study of Youth. New York: Academic Press.Google Scholar
  6. Johnston, L. D., O’Malley, P. M., & Bachman, J. G. (1992). Details of Annual Drug Survey. Ann Arbor: A release by the University of Michigan News and Information Services. January 27.Google Scholar
  7. Kandel, D. B. (1982). Epidemiological and psychosocial perspective on adolescent drug use. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. 20, 328–347.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Kashkin, K. B., & Kleber, H. D. (1989). Hooked on hormones? An anabolic steroid addiction hypothesis. Journal of the American Medical Association, 262, 3166–3170.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Mensch, B. S., & Kandel, D. B. (1988). Underreporting of substance use in a national longitudinal youth cohort. Public Opinion Quarterly, 52, 100–124.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Windle, M. (1991). Alcohol use and abuse: Some findings from the national adolescent student health survey. Alcohol Health & Research World, 15, 5–10.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yifrah Kaminer
    • 1
  1. 1.Alcohol Research CenterThe University of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

Personalised recommendations