Although substance misuse by adolescents is widespread, few previous studies have investigated illicit drug use in adolescent psychiatric populations. The literature on adolescent substance misuse has focused on risk factors, and protective factors have received little or no attention. The study examined substance misuse and its correlates among young people referred to a regional adolescent psychiatric service. Co‐morbidity of substance misuse and psychiatric disorder was discussed, and the possible role of substance misuse as a gateway to adolescent offending examined. Recommendations for the development of adolescent substance misuse services are made.
Mutale, T. (2003), "Substance misuse among young people referred to a UK psychiatric servicemxSubstance misuse among young people referred to a UK psychiatric service.", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 5 No. 4, pp. 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200300022Download as .RIS
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