Adolescents at Risk: Substance Abuse Among Miami's Adolescents in the 1990's

Adolescents at Risk: Substance Abuse Among Miami's Adolescents in the 1990's

By: Barbara M. Yarnold (author)Paperback

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Given the resurgence of substance abuse in the 1990's among adolescents, this research is of critical importance, presenting a timely analysis of substance abuse among Miami adolescents. The book is multidisciplinary, drawing from the research on substance abuse in such fields as psychology, sociology, criminal justice, political science, and economics. Additionally, it derives a comprehensive 'risk factor' approach in addressing the underlying issue of why it is that certain adolescents seem to be more prone to substance abuse. The scope of the study is also important, starting with such common substances as cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana and moving on to some of the relative newcomers such as crack and steroids. Other substances analyzed are inhalants, LSD, cocaine, heroin, and narcotics. The research presented here is also conceived as a broader policy analytic piece, with specific suggestions for the schools, parents, and communities facing the overwhelming plague of substance abuse.

About Author

Barbara M. Yarnold is Associate Professor of Public Administration at Florida International University.


Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Sample Chapter 5 Cigarettes Chapter 6 Alcohol Chapter 7 Steroids Chapter 8 Marijuana Chapter 9 Inhalants Chapter 10 LSD Chapter 11 Crack Chapter 12 Cocaine Chapter 13 Heroin Chapter 14 Narcotics Chapter 15 Conclusion Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 List of Contributors Chapter 18 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761809050
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780761809050
  • weight: 326
  • ISBN10: 0761809058

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