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Abstention from Drug Use and Delinquency Increasing Among Youth in the United States, 2002–2014

Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Sehun Oh, Michael G. Vaughn, Matt DeLisi, Erik J. Nelson, Katie J. Holzer

Background: Trends in abstaining from substance use and delinquency among adolescent's ages 12–17 in the United States was examined. Methods: Data was derived from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) involving non-Hispanic white, African American, and Hispanic respondents (n = 98,620) and spanning the years 2002–2014. Logistic regression was used to examine significance of trend year and correlates of low-risk and high-risk behavioral groups relative to abstaining. Results: Overall, the prevalence of abstaining was 47.56% between 2002 and 2014. Prevalence increased significantly among all adolescents from 44.85% in 2002 to 53.58% in 2014. Relative to abstainers nonabstaining youth were more likely to be male, and report lower household income, poorer grades, depression, and lower levels of parental affirmation and control. Conclusions: Findings indicate that there is a corresponding increase in abstaining mirroring the recent decreases found in adolescent drug use found in national surveys.

Publisher URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10826084.2017.1413392

DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1413392

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