Drug Use

  • William B. Hansen
  • Patrick M. O’Malley
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Illicit drug use and abuse are serious problems for society. The use of these substances—marijuana, inhalants, amphetamines, hallucinogens such as LSD, tranquilizers, cocaine, opiates such as heroin, and steroids—have health, social, emotional, legal, and behavioral consequences that are serious and far-reaching for adolescents. In this chapter, we summarize prior research on epidemiology, prevention, and treatment research to provide an accurate albeit brief picture of the state-of-the-art.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William B. Hansen
    • 1
  • Patrick M. O’Malley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public Health SciencesBowman Gray School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Survey Research Center, Institute for Social ResearchThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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