Childhood predictors of adolescent substance use in a longitudinal study of children with ADHD.

  title={Childhood predictors of adolescent substance use in a longitudinal study of children with ADHD.},
  author={Brooke S. G. Molina and William E. Pelham},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={112 3},
  • B. MolinaW. Pelham
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of abnormal psychology
Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; n = 142) were prospectively monitored into adolescence (13-18 years old) to evaluate their risk for elevated substance use relative to same-aged adolescents without ADHD (n = 100). Probands reported higher levels of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use than did controls. Group differences were apparent for alcohol symptom scores but not for alcohol or marijuana disorder diagnoses. Within probands, severity of childhood… 

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