ERIC Number: EJ813971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse and Dependence among Adolescents: A Nationally Representative Study
Wu, Li-Tzy; Ringwalt, Christopher L.; Mannelli, Paolo; Patkar, Ashwin A.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n9 p1020 Sep 2008
The study investigates the prevalence, patterns, and correlates of adolescents' abuse, sub-threshold dependence, and dependence on prescription pain relievers (PPRs) in a nationally representative sample. Results show dependence on PPRs can take place without abuse and that sub-threshold dependence could have implications for major diagnostic classification systems.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Substance Abuse, Incidence, Correlation, Behavior Patterns
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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