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NCJ Number: 119693 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Addiction Among Adolescents
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (July-September 1983)  Pages:81-86
Author(s): C A Dias; F F Polvora
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Of the 5,419 drug abusers who came to the attention of three regional centers in Portugal during the period 1978 to 1981, the majority were adolescents.
Abstract: Of these drug abusers, 65 percent were between 15 and 21 years old or younger, 57 percent were male, and 43 percent were female. Cannabis was most frequently abused, followed by opiates, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, alcohol, and cocaine. Depression and narcissistic regression were observed among young addicts, particularly opiate abusers. Prevention is emphasized, with particular importance attached to strengthening the identity of young drug abusers. 6 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Juvenile counseling; Juvenile drug treatment; Portugal
Note: Special issue on measures to prevent and reduce drug abuse.
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