This report describes three aspects of substance use patterns among adolescents. Section one describes variation in regular smoking and drinking, drunkenness and recent cannabis use among adolescents in Europe and North America, focusing on the relative position of UK countries with respect to each other and within a wider international perspective. The second section focuses on geographic and demographic variation within a single country, Scotland, and the associated patterns in prevalence of adolescent substance use. The final section profiles regular adolescent substance users with respect to a variety of demographic, family, school and peer related factors, focusing on adolescents exhibiting particularly risky patterns of substance use such as those using multiple substances regularly.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- substance use/misuse
- school children
- peer-related factors