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Mental health status of infrequent adolescent substance users

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Zolner, Theresa
dc.contributor.author Bertrand, Lorne D.
dc.contributor.author Davis, R. Meghan
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-19T19:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-19T19:54:31Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R.J., Zolnar, T., Bertrand, L., & Davis, M. (2004). Mental health status of infrequent adolescent substance users. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 14 (2), 41-60. en
dc.identifier.issn 1067-828X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/383
dc.description Article copies available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <docdelivery@haworthpress.com>; The Haworth Press, Inc. <http://www.HaworthPress.com>. en
dc.description.abstract Frequent substance use has a strong association with poor mental health. The relationship between infrequent substance use and mental health is less clear. The present study investigated this relationship in a large group (n = 2118) of 12-19-year-olds from Alberta, Canada. Results indicated that adolescents who used tobacco or alcohol once a month or less tended to have equivalent mental health status to abstainers. Using cannabis 3-5 times/year or less had no adverse mental health associations. However, poorer mental health was associated with single time use of hallucinogens or other drugs. In general, substance usage tended to have more negative mental health associations for younger compared to older adolescents. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Haworth Press, Inc. en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.subject adolescents en
dc.subject substance use en
dc.title Mental health status of infrequent adolescent substance users en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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