Neighbourhood connectedness can reduce teen drug use
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OMHAKEN). This and other summaries on mental health and addictions can be found at: www.eenet.ca
"Collective Efficacy is a theory that has been shown to explain for patterns in youth crime at the neighbourhood and community level. It suggests that when parents are well connected to their children’s friends and the other people in the neighbourhood, and are willing to intervene for the common good, this decreases the likelihood of youth crime
occurring. This study tested to see if this theory could be applied to predict drug use among adolescents."
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