Adolescent substance use and sexual risk-taking behavior.

  title={Adolescent substance use and sexual risk-taking behavior.},
  author={Susan F. Tapert and Gregory A. Aarons and Georganna Sedlar and Sandra A. Brown},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={28 3},
PURPOSE To examine the relationship of adolescent substance use and dependence to sexual risk-taking behavior in late adolescence and young adulthood. METHODS We prospectively examined self-reported sexual behaviors and substance involvement questionnaires in a sample of youth in substance abuse treatment programs and a comparison sample of sociodemographically similar community youths without histories of substance use disorders recruited from media ads. Assessments of sexual behaviors and… CONTINUE READING


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