Cognition, negative affectivity and substance use in adolescent boys with and without a family history of a substance use disorder.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test a model of substance use in adolescent males. The model is based on the premise that cognitive distortions and poor constructive thinking represent weaknesses in the ability to adaptively cope with everyday problems. It is postulated that failures in adaptive coping result in increased negative affectivity (e… (More)

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