Substance-abuse prevention: School-based cognitive- behavioral approaches

Susan G. Forman, Laura Sharp

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The 2010 data represented some changes in patterns of substance abuse . The data indicated that by the time they reach 12th grade, 44% of young people have tried cigarettes, 72% have tried alcohol, 42% have tried marijuana, and 47% have tried other illicit drugs . One important finding in the 2009 report was that, after a gradual decline in marijuana use over the past decade, use has begun to increase . Preceding and accompanying the increase was a decrease in adolescent beliefs about the risks of marijuana use . Marijuana use continued to be the most prevalent drug used among the illicit drugs included in the survey . Vicodin was the second-most used drug reported by 12th graders after marijuana . Although the rates of use for the narcotics Vicodin and OxyContin have not changed significantly in recent years, their 2009 levels are the highest observed since the study’s inception . LSD and other hallucinogens have showed some decline in use by high-school seniors . In addition, there was some decline in the use of Ritalin outside of medical supervision . This decline may be related to an increase in the use of Adderall outside of medical supervision, which was measured for the first time in 2009 . Ritalin and Adderall are both stimulant medications that are used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Practice, Second Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781136486982
ISBN (Print)9780415807401
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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