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Understanding what differentiates emerging adults that develop or do not develop full-blown addictions will assist in the creation of more efficacious prevention and cessation programs.
Prevalence of the Addictions: A Problem of the Majority or the Minority?
The authors assert that it is most plausible that 47% of the U.S. adult population suffers from maladaptive signs of an addictive disorder over a 12-month period and that it may be useful to think of addictions as due to problems of lifestyle as well as to person-level factors.
Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Initiation of Combustible Tobacco Product Smoking in Early Adolescence.
Those who had ever used e-cigarettes at baseline compared with nonusers were more likely to report initiation of combustible tobacco use over the next year, and further research is needed to understand whether this association may be causal.
Differential influence of parental smoking and friends' smoking on adolescent initiation and escalation of smoking.
It is shown that friends' smoking affects adolescent initiation into smoking both directly and indirectly, whereas parental smoking influences smoking initiation only indirectly, and there are some significant differences in the pathways of friends' influences among the four groups.
Interactions between implicit and explicit cognition and working memory capacity in the prediction of alcohol use in at-risk adolescents.
Relationship of high school and college sports participation with alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use: a review.
A review of 25 long-term adolescent tobacco and other drug use prevention program evaluations.
Sitting-Meditation Interventions Among Youth: A Review of Treatment Efficacy
Sitting meditation seems to be an effective intervention in the treatment of physiologic, psychosocial, and behavioral conditions among youth.
Adolescent peer group identification and characteristics: a review of the literature.
Effects of sixty six adolescent tobacco use cessation trials and seventeen prospective studies of self-initiated quitting
- S. Sussman
- PsychologyTobacco induced diseases
- 15 January 2002
Data suggest that use of adolescent tobacco use cessation interventions double quit rates on the average, and there is a need to help youth to sustain a quit-attempt, since there is little information currently available on use of nicotine replacement in young people.