Psychoactive substance use among arab adolescents in Israel

Faisal Azaiza, Rachel Bar-Hamburger, Mika Moran

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This is the first comprehensive epidemiological research initiative to examine the rates of legal and illegal psychoactive substance use exclusively among Arab students in Israel, and the links between rates of use and socio-demographic, interpersonal, cognitive, and personality characteristics. The sample consisted of 2,603 Arab students in grades 7 to 12. The results revealed relationships between use rates and various characteristics of the participants, with higher rates found among males than among females and lower rates found among those from more cohesive families. The current findings are in line with the literature with several exceptions that are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-43
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Issue number1
StatePublished - 13 Jun 2008


  • Arab students in Israel
  • Drugs use by Arab adolescents
  • Psychoactive substance use
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation


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