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Drug Use by Juveniles

  • By: Rebecca J. Boyd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Psychoactive drug use is a mainstay of American culture, with use dating to the nation's founding. Most adult drug users report adolescence as the time in which drug initiation occurred for them. Due to the potential negative consequences that juvenile drug ...

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