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Deviant Drug Use in Adolescence: A Review of Psychosocial Correlates
Psychological Bulletin (1973)
  • G. Nicholas Braucht, University of Denver
  • Daniel Brakarsh
  • Diane R. Follingstad, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • K. L. Berry

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.

  • adolescent drug use,
  • alcohol,
  • sociocultural characteristics,
  • personality
Publication Date
February, 1973
Citation Information
G. Nicholas Braucht, Daniel Brakarsh, Diane R. Follingstad and K. L. Berry. "Deviant Drug Use in Adolescence: A Review of Psychosocial Correlates" Psychological Bulletin Vol. 79 Iss. 2 (1973)
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