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Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use

Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805834352

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ISBN13: 978-0805834352
ISBN10: 0805834354
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Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805834352

Michelle Miller, Alberts,Jess, Melanie Trost, Robert Krizek and Hecht

ISBN13: 978-0805834352
ISBN10: 0805834354
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use explores the communicative and relational features of adolescent drug use. It focuses on peer norms, risks, and protective factors, and considers how drugs are offered to adolescents, examining such factors as who makes the offers and how they are resisted, where the offers take place, and what relationship exists between the persons making the offers and those receiving them. Unlike other studies of drug resistance, this work examines the communication processes that affect adolescents' ability to effectively resist drug offers. Michelle Miller and her colleagues study how personal qualities, communication skills, and relationships with other affect an individual's ability to resist offers of drugs.

Table of Contents

1. Drug Use in the United States: A Communication Perspective
2. Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use: Family and Peer Influences
3. The Social Processes of Drug Resistance in a Relational Context
4. Metaphor, Culture, and Action: The Symbolic Construction of Adolescent Drug Use
5. A Narrative and Relational Approach to Drug Prevention in the Drug Resistance Strategies Project
6. Conclusions
App. A Methods
App. B Decision-Making Questionnaire
App. C Formula for Determining Risk Factors
App. D Development and Implementation of a Peer-Based Prevention Program
App. E Killing Time
App. F Discussion Guide
App. G Perception of Performance Scale
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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