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HBSC Network publishes: Subculture Afflication is Associated with Substance Use of Adolescents

Youth subcultures such as ‘hip-hop’, ‘punk’, ‘skinhead’, ‘techno scene’ and ‘metal’ are known for specific lifestyles, music preferences, and shared values and behaviours. Around half of 15-year old Slovak adolescents reported affiliation to these mentioned youth subcultures. Those who reported it are three times more likely to smoke or drink alcohol and two times more likely to get drunk. However, the majority of adolescents with a subculture affiliation do not display risky behaviours. Factors such as parental monitoring indicate whether substance use will develop into a more problematic substance use in later adolescence.

D Bobakova et al

European Addiction Research, 2012, pp91

DOI: 10.1159/000334614

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