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Rawha Patel
University Centre at Blackburn College
Does having an
underprivileged upbringing
cause substance abuse in
adul...
Why I chose this topic
o Citizenship coursework in high school
Eminem
“The biggest thing about addiction is when you realise
you cannot mess around with nothing ever again. I
never unde...
Johnny Depp
"My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used
to do, where every tattoo meant something, a speci...
Introduction
o Family – Primary holding environment
o Peers – Secondary holding environment
o Psychological development
(M...
Statistics
o 1 in 3 adults have taken illicit drugs (12 million
people)
o 2.5 million 16-24 year olds taken illicit drugs ...
Statistics
o 1971 – 8% single parent families
o 1998 – 24% single parent families
o 2011 – 26% single parent families
o 43...
Past Research
o Kostelecky (2005) – Relationship with parents
o Eitle (2005) – Deviant peers
Aim
To investigate the relationship between having an
underprivileged upbringing and substance abuse in
adulthood using a ...
Method
o Two conditions
o 70 participants aged 18-55
o Questionnaire
o Coping strategy scale
Data Collection
o Self created measures
o High reliability and validity
Results
o Significant relationship
o Deprivation factor (t=10.153, df=44.12; p<0.05)
o Coping factor (t=8.307, df=68; p<0....
Where can it help?
o Drugs and alcohol rehabilitation centres
o Psychotherapists
o Schools
o Social services
o Doctors
Thank you
Any questions?
Referenceso Boniface, S., & Shelton, N. (2013). How is alcohol consumption affected if we account for under-
reporting? A ...
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  1. 1. Rawha Patel University Centre at Blackburn College Does having an underprivileged upbringing cause substance abuse in adulthood?
  2. 2. Why I chose this topic o Citizenship coursework in high school
  3. 3. Eminem “The biggest thing about addiction is when you realise you cannot mess around with nothing ever again. I never understood when people would say it’s a disease. Like, stop it! It’s not a disease! But I finally realised, it really is”
  4. 4. Johnny Depp "My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or drugs or with a professional tattoo artist“
  5. 5. Introduction o Family – Primary holding environment o Peers – Secondary holding environment o Psychological development (Muisener, 1994)
  6. 6. Statistics o 1 in 3 adults have taken illicit drugs (12 million people) o 2.5 million 16-24 year olds taken illicit drugs in their lifetime (Crime Survey for England and Wales, 2012) o 27% of people reported drinking five days a week o Further 14% reported drinking every day (NHS, 2012)
  7. 7. Statistics o 1971 – 8% single parent families o 1998 – 24% single parent families o 2011 – 26% single parent families o 43% of children in single parent families live in relative poverty o 22% of children in couple families live in relative poverty (Gingerbread, 2012)
  8. 8. Past Research o Kostelecky (2005) – Relationship with parents o Eitle (2005) – Deviant peers
  9. 9. Aim To investigate the relationship between having an underprivileged upbringing and substance abuse in adulthood using a self-created measure. Hypothesis Children who had an underprivileged upbringing would be at a higher risk of misusing substances in later life.
  10. 10. Method o Two conditions o 70 participants aged 18-55 o Questionnaire o Coping strategy scale
  11. 11. Data Collection o Self created measures o High reliability and validity
  12. 12. Results o Significant relationship o Deprivation factor (t=10.153, df=44.12; p<0.05) o Coping factor (t=8.307, df=68; p<0.05)
  13. 13. Where can it help? o Drugs and alcohol rehabilitation centres o Psychotherapists o Schools o Social services o Doctors
  14. 14. Thank you Any questions?
  15. 15. Referenceso Boniface, S., & Shelton, N. (2013). How is alcohol consumption affected if we account for under- reporting? A hypothetical scenario. European Journal of Public Health, 23(3), 1-6. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt016 o Eitle, D. (2005). The moderating effects of peer substance use on the family structure-adolescent substance use association: quantity versus quality of parenting. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 963-980. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.09.015 o Gingerbread. (2012). Statistics, http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/content/365/Statistics, date accessed 20/06/13. o Home Office. (2012). Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the 2011 to 2012 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/drug-misuse-declared- findings-from-the-2011-to-2012-crime-survey-for-england-and-wales-csew-second-edition/drug- misuse-declared-findings-from-the-2011-to-2012-crime-survey-for-england-and-wales-csew- second-edition, date accessed 10/06/13. o Kostelecky, K. L. (2005). Parental attachment, academic achievement, life events and their relationship to alcohol and drug use during adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 28, 665-669. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.12.006 o Muisener, P. P. (1994). Understanding and treating adolescent substance abuse. USA: SAGE Publications Inc. o NHS. (2012). Statistics on Alcohol: England, 2012, https://catalogue.ic.nhs.uk/publications/public- health/drug-misuse/drug-misu-eng-2011/drug-misu-eng-2011-rep.pdf, date accessed 09/06/13.
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