The social contextual approach and rural adolescent substance use: Implications for prevention in rural settings

Laura V. Scaramella, Angela W. Keyes

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Abstract

Adolescents in rural areas use substances at rates comparable to urban adolescents; understanding causes of rural adolescent substance use is critical if prevention efforts are to succeed. The present review has three primary goals: (1) to define rural, (2) to evaluate the empirical evidence regarding correlates and causes of rural adolescent substance use from a social contextual framework (L. V. Scaramella, R. D. Conger, R. Spoth, & R. L. Simons, in press), and (3) to discuss the malleability of theoretically based risk or protective factors in rural settings. The review concludes with a discussion of the difficulties and challenges of implementing prevention programs in rural areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-251
Number of pages21
JournalClinical Child and Family Psychology Review
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent substance use
  • Contextual influences
  • Prevention
  • Review
  • Rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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