Adolescents who apparently are invulnerable to drug, alcohol, and nicotine use.

A. R. Marston, D. F. Jacobs, R. D. Singer, K. F. Widaman, T. D. Little

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Abstract

As part of a large survey of addictive behavior in high school students, a group of 43 girls and 34 boys was identified who denied any use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. These apparently invulnerable adolescents were compared to the rest of the "user" sample on the remaining items of the questionnaire. The invulnerable students reported generally better physical and mental health and academic achievement. They also indicated a significantly lower rate of similar problems in their parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-598
Number of pages6
JournalAdolescence
Volume23
Issue number91
StatePublished - Sep 1988

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    Marston, A. R., Jacobs, D. F., Singer, R. D., Widaman, K. F., & Little, T. D. (1988). Adolescents who apparently are invulnerable to drug, alcohol, and nicotine use. Adolescence, 23(91), 593-598.