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Methylphenidate and Dextroamphetamine Abuse in Substance-Abusing Adolescents

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Goodale, Leslie A.
dc.contributor.author Shay-Fiddler, Michele A.
dc.contributor.author Gloster, Susan P.
dc.contributor.author Chang, Samuel Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-28T19:37:51Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-28T19:37:51Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R. J., Goodale, L., Shay-Fiddler, M., Gloster, S. P., & Chang, S. Y. (2004). Methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine abuse in substance-abusing adolescents. The American Journal on Addictions, 13 (4), 1-9. en
dc.identifier.issn 1055-0496
dc.identifier.issn 1521-0391
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/416
dc.description This is an electronic version of an article published in the American Journal on Addictions, 13(4), 1-9. American Journal on Addictions is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/ en
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine misuse and abuse was examined in 450 adolescents referred for substance abuse treatment. Twenty three percent reported nonmedical use of these substances and six percent were diagnosed as methylphenidate or dextroamphetamine abusers. Abuse was more common in individuals who were out of school and had an eating disorder. Methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine abuse appears to be much less common than abuse of most other substances. It does occur, however, and parents and schools need to exert greater control over the dispensing of these medications. Physicians are advised to prescribe non-stimulant medications (e.g., bupropion) when treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in substance-abusing individuals. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject methylphenidate en
dc.subject Ritalin en
dc.subject dextroamphetamine en
dc.subject Substance Abuse Youth en
dc.title Methylphenidate and Dextroamphetamine Abuse in Substance-Abusing Adolescents 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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