Table 5

Reasons for use identified as “important” by ST users

All (n=131) %
It is satisfying and I have not found a good substitute66
I have a strong craving for it66
It helps me with boredom64
My friends use it64
I do it without thinking too much about it64
Baseball season started again55
I don't think it's as bad for my health as others may think52
It helps me handle stress at school34
I don't like withdrawal symptoms30
I feel pressure to use from friends at school23
It helps me handle problems in personal life21
It helps me keep my weight down21