Psycho-Social impact of alcohol and drug use on individuals and their families

Definition

Both alcohol and illicit drug use during adolescence have been found to be associated with:

  1. lower high school graduation rates (Chatterji, 2006; Renna, 2007; Horwood et al., 2010; Kelly et al., 2015)
  2. lower post-secondary educational credentials (Staff et al., 2008)
  3. higher drop-out rates from school (Van Ours and Williams, 2009; Leach and Butterworth, 2012; Brière et al., 2014)
  4. Poor grade achievement (Janosz et al., 1997)

 

References

  • Chatterji, P. (2006). Does alcohol use during high school affect educational attainment?: evidence from the national education longitudinal study. Econ. Educ. Rev. 25, 482–497.
  • Horwood, L. J., Fergusson, D. M., Hayatbakhsh, M. R., Najman, J. M., Coffey, C., Patton, G. C., et al. (2010). Cannabis use and educational achievement: findings from three Australasian cohort studies. Drug Alcohol Depend. 110, 247–253.
  • Renna, F. (2007). The economic cost of teen drinking: late graduation and lowered earnings. Health Econ. 16, 407–419.
  • Kelly, A. B., Evans-Whipp, T. J., Smith, R., Chan, G. C., Toumbourou, J. W., Patton, G. C., et al. (2015). A longitudinal study of the association of adolescent polydrug use, alcohol use and high school non-completion. Addiction 110, 627–635.
  • Van Ours, J. C., and Williams, J. (2009). Why parents worry: initiation into cannabis use by youth and their educational attainment. J. Health Econ. 28, 132–142.
  • Leach, L. S., and Butterworth, P. (2012). The effect of early onset common mental disorders on educational attainment in Australia. Psychiatry Res. 199, 51–57.

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