ERIC Number: EJ676931
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Gender Differences in Dependence Symptoms and Psychiatric Severity in Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders.
Thomas, Suzanne E.; Deas, Deborah; Grindlinger, Dani R.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, v12 n4 p19-34 2003
Inpatients seeking treatment for substance use disorder were compared by gender on several variables. Results included (1) females were more likely to endorse dependence symptoms and report experiencing dependence symptoms at a younger age; (2) females progressed faster to regular use of drugs; (3) females were more likely to begin substance use with cigarettes, whereas males typically began with alcohol. (Contains 30 references, 3 tables, and 2 figures.) (ADT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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