Physical and Sexual Dating Violence and Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs
Little information is available on the associations between nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) and dating violence victimization (DVV) among high school students and how associations vary by sex. In this study, NMUPD was associated with experiences of DVV among both male and female students. Community- or school-based adolescent violence and substance use prevention efforts would be enhanced by considering the association between DVV and substance use, particularly NMUPD among both male and female adolescents, to address these public health problems.
Author: Heather B. Clayton, Richard Lowry, Kathleen C. Basile, Zewditu Demissie, Michele K. Bohm