The relationship between sexual abuse and substance abuse among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents.

@article{Singer1989TheRB,
  title={The relationship between sexual abuse and substance abuse among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents.},
  author={Mark I. Singer and Marcia K. Petchers and David L. Hussey},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={319-25}
}
A comparative study using matched samples was conducted to investigate the relationship between sexual abuse and substance abuse. The sample included 48 adolescent psychiatric inpatients who had been sexually abused (abuse group) and 48 psychiatric inpatients without a known history of such abuse (control group) matched by age, race, sex, and primary psychiatric diagnosis. Statistically significant differences emerged between the groups in several areas. Abuse group subjects indicated more… CONTINUE READING

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