Druze adolescent dropouts in israel and their use of psychoactive substances

Faisal Azaiza, Rachel Bar-Hamburger, Khaled Abu-Asbeh

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The current study examines rates of psychoactive substance use among Druze adolescent dropouts and links between use rates and socio-demographic, interpersonal, cognitive, and personality characteristics. 204 adolescents took part in the study in late 2004. Approximately 21% had consumed tobacco 10 times or more in the last year, 25% reported consuming alcohol in the same timeframe, and nearly 6% used an illegal substance at least once in the last year. Boys had significantly higher rates of alcohol and tobacco use than girls. Religiosity, attitudes and behavioral intentions regarding use were also linked with consumption of the three substances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support provided by the Israel Anti-Drug Authority. Address correspondence to Faisal Azaiza, School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel. E-mail: azaiza@research.haifa.ac.il


  • Druze adolescents
  • Israel
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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