alexa Social background, personal relationships, and self-descriptions as predictors of drug-user status: a study of adolescents in post-revolutionary Iran.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Spencer C, Agahi C

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Abstract Iranian adolescents who have ever used drugs exhibit significant differences from their non-using peers in terms of their lowered educational aspirations, reported health and sense of well-being; and they would be more likely to rely upon friends' rather than parents' support if in serious trouble. But, unlike many studies of European, American and South-East Asian adolescents, the present sample of drug users show few other signs of rebelliousness or alienation: they report themselves as religious as the non-users, and their school performance is little depressed. The drug user sub-sample contains a disproportionately high number of children from both the richest and the poorest families in society.
This article was published in Drug Alcohol Depend and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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