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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Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida; and Johnston, April D.. (2017). "Substance Use and Bullying Victimization Among Middle and High School Students: Is Positive School Climate a Protective Factor?". Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 38(1), 2-15.