Impulsivity, age of first alcohol use and substance use disorders among male adolescents: a population based case-control study.

@article{Diemen2008ImpulsivityAO,
  title={Impulsivity, age of first alcohol use and substance use disorders among male adolescents: a population based case-control study.},
  author={L{\'i}sia von Diemen and Diego Garcia Bassani and Sandra Costa Fuchs and Claudia M. Szobot and Fl{\'a}vio Pechansky},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2008},
  volume={103 7},
  pages={1198-205}
}
AIMS To evaluate the association between impulsivity, age of first alcohol consumption (AFD) and substance use disorders (SUD) in a non-clinical sample of adolescents. DESIGN AND SETTING Population-based case-control study of male adolescents between 15 and 20 years of age nested in a community survey in southern Brazil. PARTICIPANTS Cases were drug or alcohol abusers/dependents defined according to DSM-IV abuse/dependence criteria (n = 63). Individuals who had experienced alcohol use but… CONTINUE READING

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