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This study examined the relationship between substance use, bullying victimization, and school climate among middle and high school students (N = 498). Bullying victimization predicted substance use, particularly among high schools students. Additionally, among high school students, victims with positive perceptions of school climate reported less illicit drug use.

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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, published by Wiley on behalf of the American Counseling Association. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1002/jaoc.12025