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NCJ Number: 119529 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Substance Abuse Among Psychiatrically Hospitalized Adolescents
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(1989)  Pages:319-334
Author(s): M Singer; M Petchers
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A comparative study using matched samples was conducted to investigate the relationship between sexual abuse and substance abuse.
Abstract: The sample included 48 sexually abused, adolescent, psychiatric inpatients and 48 nonabused, psychiatric inpatients. These two groups were matched by age, race, sex, and primary psychiatric diagnosis. Statistically significant differences were noted between the two groups. Abuse group adolescents showed a more regular use of cocaine and stimulants, greater frequencies of alcohol and drug use, and more reported drunkenness and times high on drugs than their control group counterparts. Explanations for the association between substance abuse and delivery are offered. 24 references, 4 tables. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Psychological victimization effects; Sexually abused adolescents
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Juvenile drug use
Note: Partially funded by research grant from Case Western Reserve University and Woodruff Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
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