Substance use, mental disorders, abuse, and crime: Gender comparisons among a national sample of adolescent drug treatment clients
This paper describes important gender comparisons in drug and alcohol use, illegal activity, physical and sexual abuse, and mental health problems among a large sample of adolescents (N = 3, 382) who were treated from 1993 to 1995 in adolescent-oriented drug programs that participated in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study of Adolescents. Most of the adolescents reported regular use of marijuana and alcohol; males had higher rates of illegal activity and involvement with the juvenile justice system; females reported more sexual abuse, while males reported more physical abuse; and males and females had equal rates of conduct disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. © 1998 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Rounds-Bryant, JL; Kristiansen, PL; Hubbard, RL; Fairbank, JA
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