Adolescent-onset substance use disorders predict young adult mortality.


This study determined whether adolescent-onset substance use disorders (SUDs) prospectively predicted early mortality. Among 870 adolescents, 21 young adulthood deaths were observed. Adolescent SUDs, as well as gender, ethnic group, hazardous substance use, and drug trafficking, predicted these deaths. Among African American males with SUDs, 23% died by age… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.11.147


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