This study examined differences in lifetime use and initiation of substance use and associated risk factors for alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana among 7 subgroups of Asian American (AA) adolescents.
Reports and Articles from the Drug Policy Research Center
The RAND Drug Policy Research Center publishes current research in the following eight categories:
Most Recent Publications on Drugs and Drug Policy
A Review of Research on Problematic Internet Use and Well-Being: With Recommendations for the U.S. Air ForceMarch 20, 2015
Problematic Internet Use (PIU) is a behavioral syndrome characterized by excessive and compulsive online activities, symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal, functional impairment and, often, other mental health problems. This report reviews the scientific literature on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of PIU with the goal of informing Air Force policies to curb PIU's negative impact on operations and the mental health of Airmen.
Befriending Risky Peers: Factors Driving Adolescents' Selection of Friends with Similar Marijuana UseMarch 17, 2015
Adolescents often befriend peers who are similar to themselves on a range of demographic, behavioral, and social characteristics, including substance use.
This study provides useful insights into understanding how the cocaine and heroin market works in Italy, and the role that some dealers play within it.
The Autonomy over Tobacco Scale (AUTOS) is a versatile and psychometrically sound instrument for measuring the loss of autonomy over tobacco use.