Substance use in young adults with schizophrenic disorders.

  title={Substance use in young adults with schizophrenic disorders.},
  author={Mary Ann Test and Lynn S. Wallisch and D J Allness and K Ripp},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={15 3},
Use of nonprescribed mood altering substances is pervasive and problematic in young adults with serious mental illnesses in community care. Fifty-eight percent of young adult clients with clearly defined schizophrenia or schizophrenia-related disorders participating in a long-term community treatment study were rated by staff or themselves as using alcohol, cannabis, or other street drugs several times a week or more. We interviewed in depth a random sample of these "significant users" to… CONTINUE READING
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