Title

Prevention in Adolescence: Initiation and Cessation

Document Type

Report

Department

Community and Global Health (CGU)

Publication Date

1982

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Public Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

Spontaneous cessation rates in adolescence may be estimated from several data sources. However, comparisons between studies are difficult to make because of the variety of ways the cessation question has been asked. Often the “quit” category is in reality a residual category without precise meaning. A distinction probably should be made between cessation from regular use and cessation from occasional or experimental use.

Rights Information

© 1982 U.S. National Library of Medicine