Y011 Perception of Parental Disapproval - Prescription Drugs

One of the most consistent risk factors for adolescent drinking is perceived parental approval.(1)   Adolescents are more likely to engage in behavior when they perceive that their peers will accept the behavior or will also undertake the activities.  Youths who perceive peer disapproval of prescription drug use are more likely not to engage in the activity themselves.

(1)Donovan, J.E.  (2004). Adolescent alcohol initiation: A review of psychosocial risk factors.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(6), 529.

Data Sources

The Young Adult Survey, Fairfield County ADAMH Board & Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council. The 2012, 2013 and 2014 surveys were completed by the Young Adult Prevention Initiative (YAPI) Coalition as part of the Ohio Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG). The Fairfield County ADAMH Board analyzed the data for each survey.


A Young Adult Survey focusing on prescription drug abuse was conducted in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The 2012 and 2013 surveys were completed by persons 18 to 25 years old in Lancaster, Pickerington and at Ohio University-Lancaster/Pickerington. The 2014 survey included only Lancaster and OU-L/P.