Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
In America, it is estimated that between 500,000 and two million children run away each year. A majority of these runaways become involved with illegal substance abuse. This study questions whether children experience substance abuse prior to their running away or if their substance abuse is an attempt to cope with the new stressors created by street life. Data collection will include having 50 volunteers complete a questionnaire, with consideration of race and gender. The findings suggested that no relationship exist between runaways engaging in drug use and the amount of stress experienced at home or during the runaway.
Rosselli, Christopher Parrish, "Determining how stressors effect the onset of substance abuse in runaways" (2000). Theses Digitization Project. 1678.