Drug Use and
Drug Use and Delinquency
Frequently Abused Drugs
Underage Alcohol Laws
and Other Drugs on Campus
Surface About Hydrocodone
Other Drug Categories
Other Drug Categories
Drug Use Today
The Monitoring the Future (MTF) Survey
The PRIDE Survey
Are the Survey Results Accurate?
More than half of all high-school-age kids have
Of these drugs, the most commonly used is
Use of cocaine and crack is on the decline.
Alcohol remains the drug of choice for most teens.
Ecstasy has become popular in recent years.
Teenage drug use is measured by two national
surveys, the Monitoring the Future Survey and the PRIDE Survey.
Both of these surveys show that drug and alcohol
use has declined in recent years.
Why Do Youths Take Drugs?
Problem Behavior Syndrome
Pathways to Drug Abuse
Focus on Preventing and Treating Delinquency:
Problem Behaviors and Drug Abuse
Adolescents who distribute Small Amounts of Drugs
Adolescents Who Frequently Sell Drugs
Teenage Drug Dealers Who Commit Other Delinquent
Losers and Burnouts
Some kids take drugs because they live in
disorganized areas in which there is a high degree of hopeless ness, poverty, and despair.
There is peer pressure to take drugs and to drink.
Kids whose parents take drugs are more likely to
become abusers themselves.
Some experts believe that drug dependency is a
Youngsters with emotional problems may be
Drug use may be part of a general problem behavior
Drug use may also be rational: kids take drugs and
drink alcohol simply because they enjoy the experience.
There are a number of pathways to drug abuse.
Some users distribute small amounts of drugs,
others are frequent dealers, while another group supplements drug dealing with other
Some users are always in trouble and are
Drugs and Chronic Offending
Explaining Drug Use and Delinquency
What Does This Mean to Me? Reducing Drug Activity
Drug Control Strategies
Law Enforcement Efforts
Multisystemic Treatment (MST)
Focus on Preventing and Treating Delinquency: Drug
Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
What Does the Future Hold?
Legalization of Drugs
Juvenile Drug Courts Must Be Different
There is a strong association between drug use and
Juvenile arrestees often test positive for drugs.
Chronic offenders are often drug abusers.
Though drug use and delinquency are associated, it
is difficult to show that abusing drugs leads kids into a delinquent way of life.
There are a number of drug-control strategies,
some relying on law enforcement efforts and other on treatment.
There are a number of drug education initiatives
D.A.R.E. is a popular school-based prevention
program that has been the target of recent criticism; it is being revamped.
New Directions in Preventing Delinquency
Secondary Prevention Efforts: Family and Community
Comprehensive Community-Based Programs
Future of Delinquency Prevention