Substance use and problems among Toronto street youth

Br J Addict. 1991 Aug;86(8):999-1010. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1991.tb01861.x.

Abstract

The extent of substance use and problems among adolescent 'street' and homeless populations is largely undocumented. This study describes the prevalence of drug use among a sample of 145 adolescent street youth interviewed during February and March 1990 in Toronto, Canada, and compares these data to those derived from other adolescent street and mainstream populations.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Homeless Persons / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Juvenile Delinquency / statistics & numerical data*
  • Male
  • Ontario / epidemiology
  • Psychotropic Drugs*
  • Social Problems / statistics & numerical data*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*

Substances

  • Psychotropic Drugs