Early Initiation of the Problem Behavior

Peer/Individual Risk Factors
Early Initiation of the Problem Behavior (Antisocial and AOD)
The earlier young people begin participating in risk behavior, the greater the likelihood that they will have problems with this behavior later on.

Predictor
  • Substance Abuse
  • Delinquency
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • School Dropout
  • Violence
Indicators
  • Age of 1st Use
  • Juvenile Alcohol Related Arrests and Violations
    • By Age 15-18
    • By Age 14 and under
  • Juvenile Drug Abuse Related Arrests and Violations
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    • By Age 15-18
    • By Age 14 and under
  • PAYS Risk Factor Scale Scores
Data for Early Initiation of Problem Behavior