Alcohol Use Disorders in Adolescents

  title={Alcohol Use Disorders in Adolescents},
  author={D. Clark and O. Bukstein and J. Cornelius},
  journal={Pediatric Drugs},
  • D. Clark, O. Bukstein, J. Cornelius
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Drugs
  • Alcohol (ethanol) abuse and dependence are the most common substance use disorders among adolescents. Binge drinking occurs in up to one-third of adolescents, and alcohol use disorders occur in about 6% of this age group. Adolescents with alcohol use disorders also typically have problems with other substances and comorbid mental disorders. Validated measures are available for the clinical detection and diagnosis of adolescent alcohol use disorders and related problems. Psychosocial… CONTINUE READING
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