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Description/Abstract

This research studies the correlation between youth with deployed family members in their lifetime and recent substance use in youth, and found substance use positively correlated with the number of family member deployments. Implications of these findings suggest that monitoring behavior could potentially lead to providing the emotional support necessary to prevent adolescents from turning to substance use, and policy should reflect this by implementing emotional support programs for adolescents with deployed family members. Future research in this area should investigate alternative coping mechanisms for youth dealing with the deployment of a family member, as well as the efficacy of other programs and resources in reducing difficulties associated with deployment of siblings.

Original Citation

Gilreath, T. D., Cederbaum, J. A., Astor, R. A., Benbenishty, R., Pineda, D., & Atuel, H. (2013). Substance use among military-connected youth: The California Healthy Kids Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(2), 150–153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2012.09.059

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Military families, Deployment, Children, Substance use, Research brief

Subject

Families of military personnel; Children of military personnel; Youth--Substance use; Deployment (Strategy)

Portfolio

Government and Community Services; Military Families

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 9-13-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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