ERIC Number: EJ783456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-3
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Relapse Contexts for Substance Abusing Adolescents with Comorbid Psychopathology
Anderson, Kristen G.; Frissell, Kevin C.; Brown, Sandra A.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v17 n1 p65-82 Dec 2007
The relationship of diagnosis, developmentally relevant factors (e.g., life stress, peer substance use) and mental health symptoms to contexts of a return to substance use were examined for 103 substance abusing adolescents with Axis I psychopathology (ages 12-17) following inpatient treatment. Proximal psychiatric symptoms and developmentally relevant factors, but not psychiatric diagnosis at treatment entry, predicted contexts in which youth returned to alcohol and drug use in the 6 months following treatment. The findings suggest that comorbid youth are similar to same-aged peers without comorbid psychopathology and adults with comorbid psychopathology in regard to contexts associated with a return to substance involvement.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Identification, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Peer Groups, Mental Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Outcomes of Treatment, Clinical Diagnosis, Alcohol Abuse
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