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Titolo:
Comparison of problem-gambling and non-problem-gambling youths seeking treatment for marijuana abuse
Autore:
Petry, NM; Tawfik, Z;
Indirizzi:
Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Psychiat, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 ychiat, Farmington, CT 06030 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 11, volume: 40, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1324 - 1331
SICI:
0890-8567(200111)40:11<1324:COPANY>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SUBSTANCE-ABUSERS; PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLERS; BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT; DRUG-USE; RISK; ADOLESCENTS; PREDICTORS; PREVALENCE; DRINKING; ALCOHOL;
Keywords:
adolescents; marijuana; problem gambling; substance abuse; human immunodeficiency virus risk behaviors;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
44
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Petry, NM Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Psychiat, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington,CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut 263 Farmington Ave Farmington CT USA 06030 USA
Citazione:
N.M. Petry e Z. Tawfik, "Comparison of problem-gambling and non-problem-gambling youths seeking treatment for marijuana abuse", J AM A CHIL, 40(11), 2001, pp. 1324-1331

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence and correlates of problem gambling (PG) in marijuana-abusing adolescents. Method: A retrospective analysis was conducted of data collected from participants entering treatment for marijuana abuse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Hartford, Connecticut, between1998 and 2000. Results: Of 255 adolescents interviewed, 22% experienced gambling problems. Compared with non-problem gamblers (NPGs), PGs were more likely to be male, of African-American ethnicity, and to live in single-parent homes. Multivariate general linear models compared the two groups with respect to psychosocial problems. After controlling for age, gender, and race, differences between the groups emerged in drug use severity, legal difficulties, psychiatric problems, and human immunodeficiency virus risk behaviors. PGs reported a greater frequency of overall drug and alcohol use and greater intensity of marijuana use than their NPG counterparts. They had more illegal activity and greater somatization and anxiety symptoms, as well as higher levels of victimization. Compared with NPGs, PGs also reported more recent sexual partners. Conclusions: These data suggest that PG is commonin marijuana-abusing youths and that they have increased psychosocial problems. These data suggest the need for early identification and treatment ofPG in substance-abusing adolescents.

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