Trauma in childhood linked to drug use in adolescence

Posted by on June 8, 2016 9:42 pm
Categories: health

Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 US adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation with drugs in adolescence, independent of a history of mental illness. This is the first study to document these associations in an American national sample of adolescents.

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