The role of traumatic event history in non-medical use of prescription drugs among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents.

@article{McCauley2010TheRO,
  title={The role of traumatic event history in non-medical use of prescription drugs among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents.},
  author={Jenna L. McCauley and Carla Kmett Danielson and Ananda Beth Amstadter and Kenneth J. Ruggiero and Heidi S. Resnick and Rochelle F Hanson and Daniel W. Smith and Benjamin E Saunders and Dean G. Kilpatrick},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={84-93}
}
BACKGROUND Building on previous research with adolescents that examined demographic variables and other forms of substance abuse in relation to non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD), the current study examined potentially traumatic events, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other substance use, and delinquent behavior as potential correlates of past-year non-medical use of prescription drugs. METHOD A nationally representative sample of 3,614 non-institutionalized… CONTINUE READING

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