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Exploring family and community involvement to protect Thai youths from alcohol and illegal drug abuse.
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PMID:  25491376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Youth substance abuse is widely recognized as a major public health issue in Thailand. This study explores family and community risk and protective factors relevant to alcohol and illegal drug misuse in 1,778 Thai teenagers. Strong family attachment and a family history of antisocial behaviors were strongly associated with nearly all forms of substance abuse, with adjusted ORs ranging from 5.05 to 8.45. Community disorganization was strongly associated with self-reported substance use, although involvement in prosocial activities acted as a protective factor. The findings suggest that interventions that promote family cohesion and encourage community involvement may have considerable benefits in reducing substance abuse in Thai adolescents.
Nualnong Wongtongkam; Paul Russell Ward; Andrew Day; Anthony Harold Winefield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of addictive diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-0848     ISO Abbreviation:  J Addict Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107051     Medline TA:  J Addict Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  -    
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