alexa Protective and risk predictors in the development of drug use.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Gerevich J, Bcskai E

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Abstract The authors examined the relationship of two dimensions of the theory of social development--vulnerability (predictors, risk factors) and protectivity--in two samples, schoolchildren aged ten to fifteen years and addictive drug users. On the basis of the Hirschi model of protective factors, they found that the most important protective factors (attachment, commitment, involvement, belief) act against substance use. A surprising finding was that among the predictors of the addicts some forms of escape from the family act against the development of drug use, that is, they can be regarded as a protective predictor. The findings of the study draw attention to the complexity of the vulnerability-protectivity relationship and to the need for further research.
This article was published in J Drug Educ and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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