Carsey Institute researchers are seeing links between the self-reported substance use and involvement in out-of-school activities. As part of a ten-year tracking survey of high school students in Coos County, New Hampshire, this brief finds that those most involved with constructive activities report the least amount of substance abuse.
New England Issue Brief No. 18
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Sharp, Erin H., "Too much free time: Coos County Youth who are least involved in out-of-school activities are most likely to use drugs and alcohol" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 101.
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