The Teenagers and their Substance Use

  • Deirdre M. Kirke


This chapter introduces the reader to the teenagers on which this book is based. The chapter provides information on the substances used by the teenagers and how their use varied by their gender, age, occupational status and their education. The concept ‘substance use’ is used to cover the use of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs, while the concepts ‘cigarette use’, ‘alcohol use’ and ‘drug use’ are used when only that particular substance is being discussed.


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© Deirdre M. Kirke 2006

Authors and Affiliations

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

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