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Emerging Adults and Illegal Drugs/Substance Use

  • Christopher Salvatore
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Abstract

Substance abuse is common in emerging adulthood. Drug use in emerging adulthood is often explained by identity exploration, stress/anxiety management, and mental health issues. Patterns of illegal drug use are examined, and short and long-term consequences of substance use discussed, including health, education, and legal issues.

Keywords

Illegal drugs Marijuana Cocaine Heroin Education Work Mental health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Salvatore
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  1. 1.Montclair State UniversityMontclairUSA

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