The present study examines the relationship between hard drug use in high school and occupational and job quality outcomes measured at approximately age 29. Overall, the results suggest that adolescent drug use is linked with poorer occupational and job quality outcomes as much as 10 years after high school.
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
The purpose of this study is to determine the patterns of alcohol use for primary care patients with anxiety disorders and/or major depression in three urban university-affiliated outpatient clinics.
Liver transplant patients who use prescription opioids before their transplant face a higher risk of hospital readmissions.
Prevalence and Patterns of Health Risk Behaviors of Palestinian Youth: Findings from a Representative SurveyJuly 25, 2016
Investigates the prevalence and patterns of risk behaviors as well as of mental health, perceptions of the risks of such behaviors, and the factors increasing vulnerability to as well as protection from engagement in them.
The Longitudinal Associations Between Substance Use, Crime, and Social Risk Among Emerging Adults: A Longitudinal Within and Between-Person Latent Variables AnalysisJuly 21, 2016
Analyses of longitudinal data on crime and delinquency need to address individual-level effects to better understand factors like social context that may contribute to their association, and to devise targeted interventions.