Poster

Developmental Epidemiology of Drug Use in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-086
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Rohan H. C. Palmer
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Robin P. Corley
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Christian J. Hopfer
University of Colorado Health Science Center

Michael C. Stallings
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Susan E. Young
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder

John K. Hewitt
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Abstract
Using a longitudinal survey, we assessed the relationship between adolescent substance use and the development of use disorders in young adulthood. We examine the evidence that increased levels of involvement with any substance during adolescence are predictive of substance use disorders in young adulthood in a way that is not substance specific.

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