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The negative effects of substance use by adolescents (including the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit drugs) are well documented, and can include delinquent behavior, poor academic performance, risky sexual behaviors, psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety or antisocial personality disorder, and other health-related issues (Ellickson, Tucker, & Klein, 2003; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999; Centers Disease Control and Prevention).  Use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana, sometimes called “gateway drugs,” may increase the likelihood of other drug use (National Drug Intelligence Center, 2002).   Because teens who use one of these often use other substances as well, prevention programs that target multiple substances may be more successful than those that focus on only one (Epstein, Botvin, Griffin, & Diaz, 2000). (By ChildTrends)

The questions provided by this tool come from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). With versions available for middle school and high school, this survey is designed to assess priority ...

The questions provided by this tool come from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). With versions available for middle school and high school, this survey is designed to assess priority ...

The parent involvement items included in this tool are part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This survey is used primarily to measure the prevalence, as well as correlates, of drug use in the United States. Data from the NSDUH provid ...

The questions included on this tool are part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent antisocial behaviors such as drug use, delinquency, and school dropout, and the risk and protective factors that in ...

The questions provided by this tool come from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). With versions available for middle school and high school, this survey is designed to assess priority ...