Prenatal drug exposure, behavioral problems, and drug experimentation among African-American urban adolescents.

@article{Wang2014PrenatalDE,
  title={Prenatal drug exposure, behavioral problems, and drug experimentation among African-American urban adolescents.},
  author={Yan Wang and S Buckingham-Howes and Prasanna Nair and Shijun Zhu and Laurence S. Magder and M M Black},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={423-31}
}
PURPOSE To examine how prenatal drug exposure (PDE) to heroin/cocaine and behavioral problems relate to adolescent drug experimentation. METHODS The sample included African-American adolescents (mean age = 14.2 years, SD = 1.2) with PDE (n = 73) and a nonexposed community comparison (n = 61). PDE status was determined at delivery through toxicology analysis and maternal report. Internalizing/externalizing problems were assessed during adolescence with the Behavior Assessment System for… CONTINUE READING

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