Substance Use Among Rural Adolescents

Joseph F. Donnermeyer, The Ohio State University
Scott Scheer, The Ohio State University
Holli A. Kendall, The Ohio State University

There was a time when research on rural adolescent substance use was sparse. Those days are over. During the 1990's, about 120 peer reviewed articles were published about substance use among adolescents in the U.S. alone were published. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, it provides a comprehensive review of the literature on rural adolescent substance use since 1990. Second, it examines trends in rural adolescent substance use, based on data from the Monitoring the Future study conducted by the U. of Michigan, Institute for Social Research.

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