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Table 5 Motivations or reasons behind substance use among students

From: Pattern of substance use among schoolchildren in Palestine: a cross-sectional study

  Percent
Tobacco Alcohol Illicit drugs
Easy to get substances 71.2 37.6 27.6
What are the motives for abusing?
• Curiosity and experience 63.1 19.8 23.1
• Euphoria 24.8 13.9 11.6
• Pleasure 40.5 14.4 13.9
• Harmony with friends 49.2 13.4 14
• Boredom/wasting time 35.7 14.2 12.4
• Relaxation 31.4 13.2 13
• Escaping from problems 35.4 15 15.5
• Anger 41.9 16 15
• Addicting 32.9 14.2 19
• Do not know why 22.6 13 15
• No reason 22.5 15.5 16.7
Most contacts offering substance
• Close friends 50 4.2 2.6
• Relatives 26.6 2.4 1
• Others, not specified 21.5 3.3 2.6
Most contact use substances
• Close friends 71.7 7.6 3.9
• Relatives 79.9 4.8 2.3
• Father 62.4 1.1 0.6