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Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs in US Adolescents

Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs in US Adolescents ORIGINAL ARTICLE Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs in US Adolescents Results of the National Comorbidity Survey–Adolescent Supplement Joel Swendsen, PhD; Marcy Burstein, PhD; Brady Case, MD; Kevin P. Conway, PhD; Lisa Dierker, PhD; Jianping He, MS; Kathleen R. Merikangas, PhD Context: Comprehensive descriptions of substance use Results: By late adolescence, 78.2% of US adolescents had and abuse trajectories have been lacking in nationally rep- consumed alcohol, 47.1% had reached regular drinking lev- resentative samples of adolescents. els defined by at least 12 drinks within a given year, and 15.1% met criteria for lifetime abuse. The opportunity to Objective: To examine the prevalence, age at onset, and use illicit drugs was reported by 81.4% of the oldest ado- sociodemographic correlates of alcohol and illicit drug lescents, drug use by 42.5%, and drug abuse by 16.4%. The use and abuse among US adolescents. median age at onset was 14 years for alcohol abuse with or without dependence, 14 years for drug abuse with de- Design: Cross-sectional survey of adolescents using a pendence, and 15 years for drug abuse without depen- modified version of the Composite International Diag- dence. The associations observed by age, sex, and race/ nostic Interview. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-622X
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2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1503
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22474107
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs in US Adolescents Results of the National Comorbidity Survey–Adolescent Supplement Joel Swendsen, PhD; Marcy Burstein, PhD; Brady Case, MD; Kevin P. Conway, PhD; Lisa Dierker, PhD; Jianping He, MS; Kathleen R. Merikangas, PhD Context: Comprehensive descriptions of substance use Results: By late adolescence, 78.2% of US adolescents had and abuse trajectories have been lacking in nationally rep- consumed alcohol, 47.1% had reached regular drinking lev- resentative samples of adolescents. els defined by at least 12 drinks within a given year, and 15.1% met criteria for lifetime abuse. The opportunity to Objective: To examine the prevalence, age at onset, and use illicit drugs was reported by 81.4% of the oldest ado- sociodemographic correlates of alcohol and illicit drug lescents, drug use by 42.5%, and drug abuse by 16.4%. The use and abuse among US adolescents. median age at onset was 14 years for alcohol abuse with or without dependence, 14 years for drug abuse with de- Design: Cross-sectional survey of adolescents using a pendence, and 15 years for drug abuse without depen- modified version of the Composite International Diag- dence. The associations observed by age, sex, and race/ nostic Interview.

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2012

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