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Apantaku-Olajide, Tunde and James, Philip and Smyth, Bobby P (2014) Association of educational attainment and adolescent substance use disorder in a clinical sample. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse , 23 , (3) , pp. 169-176.

This study explores substance use, psychosocial problems, and the relationships to educational status in 193 adolescents (school dropouts, 63; alternative education, 46; mainstream students, 84) who attended a substance abuse treatment facility in Dublin, Ireland. The study found that the 3 groups exhibited statistically significant differences in their substance use problems, with the school dropouts displaying significantly more problems. The need for early detection and intervention of at-risk students, and collaborative interagency work aimed at addressing substance use, cannot be overemphasized as strategies to ultimately prevent school dropout.


Item Type:Article
Date:2014
Page Range:pp. 169-176
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Volume:23
Number:3
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Targeted prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention programme or service
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > School based prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Early intervention (young children)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > Substance use education
N Communication, information and education > Educational level > Secondary education level
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Early school Leaver
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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