Journal of Drug Issues

Journal specializing in national and international problems related to drugs, especially illicit drugs.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 4, October

A Cross-National Comparison of Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Drug Use and Delinquency in the United States and the Netherlands
AbstractThe present study compared the associations between risk and protective factors (RPFs) and adolescent drug use and delinquency in the Netherlands and the United States. Data were collected from students between the ages of 12 and 17 using the...
Family Factors and Mediators of Substance Use among African American Adolescents
AbstractThis study uses a sample of 424 African American 8th- and 12th-grade students (mean age = 16.55; 65.1% girls) in the United States to examine how family protective factors explain cultural and school protective factors that prevent substance...
Linking Noncompliant Behaviors and Programmatic Responses: The Use of Graduated Sanctions in a Felony-Level Drug Court
AbstractDrug courts are charged with positively influencing the behavior of a difficult-to-treat population. Sanctions represent a drug court's efforts to instill accountability in participants, an important component of behavior modification. This research...
Pressured into Deception: Using General Strain Theory as a Framework for Testing the Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use of Respondents in Jail
AbstractDetermining the accuracy and predictors of self-reported drug use is important for researchers who examine drug-related issues and for criminal justice professionals so that they are better able to provide proper treatment referrals for those...
The Potential of Social Science Theory for the Evaluation and Improvement of Drug Courts
AbstractAs drug treatment courts developed over the past 20 years, they were increasingly and productively grounded in the philosophy of therapeutic jurisprudence and in the operational standards of the 10 key components. Both of these and particularly...