Early-onset drug use and risk for drug dependence problems.

@article{Chen2009EarlyonsetDU,
  title={Early-onset drug use and risk for drug dependence problems.},
  author={C Chen and Carla L. Storr and James C Anthony},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          319-22
        }
}
There is substantial evidence that alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis dependence problems surface more quickly when use of these drugs starts before adulthood, but the evidence based on other internationally regulated drugs (e.g., cocaine) is meager. With focus on an interval of up to 24 months following first drug use, we examine drug-specific and age-specific variation in profiles of early-emerging clinical features associated with drug dependence. Based upon the United States National Surveys on… CONTINUE READING
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