Parent Awareness of Youth Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Marijuana

Parent Awareness of Youth Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Marijuana
Source: The NSDUH Report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, April 24, 2008
- Youth substance use in the past year was generally higher within one-parent households than within two-parent households for both mother-child and father-child pairs and was generally highest among youth in father-child pairs within one-parent households.
- Parent awareness of youth use of cigarettes and alcohol in the past year increased with the youth’s increasing age among both mother-child and father-child pairs.
- Rates of parent awareness of youth substance use in the past year were generally higher among mothers in mother-child pairs than among fathers in father-child pairs and were generally highest among mothers in mother-child pairs within one-parent households.
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