Risky sex behavior and substance use among young adults


A study was conducted to analyze the relationship between substance abuse during adolescence and HIV risk behavior among adults aged 19 to 21 with and without a college education. Data were collected from a longitudinal natural history cohort designed to examine drug use over time involving 952 students enrolled in the Kentucky school system. Findings suggested that increased use of alcohol and marijuana at younger ages is related to riskier sexual activity and increased use of marijuana and alcohol as young adults.

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