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Kirke, Deirdre M (2006) Teenagers and substance use: social networks and peer influence. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan .

This book describes how teenagers' peers influence their substance use. Looking at the notion of the 'chain reaction', the author concludes that teenagers' substance use result from the selection of peers, the patterning of peer ties and peer influence. Although there are other influences, such as family, relatives and other people, peers are the main influence who affect the substance use of teenagers.


Item Type:Book
Date:2006
Call No:GC2, TA14
Pages:xii, 2
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication:Basingstoke
ISBN:1-4039-9238-X
Keywords:AOD abuse, peer risk and protective factors, youth AOD education, peer pressure, youth (stage of life), high-risk youth, Ireland
Notes:Includes tables of statistics, bibliographical references, index and appendices.
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Accession Number:HRB 3836 (Available)
Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations > Level of drugs and alcohol use among peers
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations > Peer pressure (bullying)
T Demographic characteristics > Young substance user
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social pressure

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