Teenagers and Substance Use

Social Networks and Peer Influence

  • Deirdre M. Kirke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 168-202

About this book


For years we have known that teenagers' peers influence their substance use. This book tells you how. It is not a simple explanation: it is based on the teenagers' own selection of peers, peer influence, the formation of social networks and the patterning of their peer ties. All of which can result in chain reactions in teenagers' substance use.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Deirdre M. Kirke
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of IrelandMaynoothIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230627628
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54354-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-62762-8
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