Effects of early adolescent drug use on cognitive efficacy in early-late adolescence: a developmental structural model.

@article{Scheier1995EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of early adolescent drug use on cognitive efficacy in early-late adolescence: a developmental structural model.},
  author={Lawrence M Scheier and Gilbert J. Botvin},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          379-404
        }
}
Despite an accumulated body of research evidence that documents the negative physical consequences of chronic alcohol and drug use, it is less clear whether the use of these same substances produces impaired cognitive abilities during the early stages of use. Early drug use may impede acquisition of critical thinking skills and hinder the learning of important cognitive strategies required for successful transition to adulthood. To better understand these relations, longitudinal latent-variable… CONTINUE READING
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