Deviant drug use in adolescence: A review of psychosocial correlates

G. Nicholas Braucht, Daniel Brakarsh, Diane Follingstad, K. L. Berry

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Reviews research concerning the sociocultural and personality correlates of deviant adolescent use of alcohol, psychedelic drugs, and narcotics. A number of consistently replicated findings regarding both personality and sociocultural correlates of adolescent use were found. At the same time, lack of comprehensive, systematic and theory-bound research, gross lack of methodological rigor, and a lack of coordination of effort and integration of findings among the various areas of drug use research were noted. General requirements for the design of future research are discussed. (103 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-106
Number of pages15
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1973


  • sociocultural & personality correlates, deviant use of alcohol & psychedelic drugs & narcotics, adolescents, literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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