Adolescents at Risk for Substance Use Disorders: Role of Psychological Dysregulation, Endophenotypes, and Environmental Influences by ProQuest

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									                        Adolescents at Risk for 

                       Substance Use Disorders

                  Role of Psychological Dysregulation,

             Endophenotypes, and Environmental Influences

                         Dawn L. Thatcher, Ph.D., and Duncan B. Clark, M.D., Ph.D.

         Adolescents with alcohol-related problems often also use cigarettes and marijuana. Furthermore, early
         childhood characteristics that increase the risk for adolescent alcohol use disorders also increase the
         risk for problematic drug use. Identifying these characteristics early in childhood can be important for
         the prevention of alcohol and 
								
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