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ERIC Number: EJ786441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-6
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Craving among Polysubstance-Using Adolescents
Florsheim, Paul; Shiozaki, Teisha; Hiraoka, Regina; Tiffany, Stephen; Heavin, Sarah; Hall, Spencer; Teske, Noelle; Clegg, Carl
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v17 n2 p101-124 Feb 2008
The phenomenon of drug craving among adolescents with substance use disorders has been largely overlooked by addiction researchers. This study was designed to: (1) assess craving among adolescents with polysubstance use disorders (SUDs); and (2) examine the association between personality traits and craving among adolescents with SUDs. Craving was found to be a multidimensional phenomenon that demonstrated some degree of consistency across substances (in this case, marijuana and alcohol). Selected personality traits were associated with distinct components of craving; for example, adolescent substance users who obtained high sensation-seeking scores tended to crave the excitement associated with drug use. Adolescents who obtained high anxious-neuroticism scores tended to crave the experience of distress relief associated with drug use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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