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Substance use in college students with ADHD.
J Atten Disord 2012; 16(3):221-34JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The college years represent a developmental transition during which the initiation and escalation of heavy drinking set the stage for lifelong difficulties with alcohol and other drugs. Evidence from studies of adolescents and young adults with ADHD suggests that college students with the disorder may be uniquely vulnerable to alcohol- and drug-related problems. However, no studies have examined substance use in college students with ADHD.

METHOD

Tobacco, alcohol, illicit drug use, and associated impairment were examined in 91 college students with (n = 53) and without (n = 38) ADHD.

RESULTS

ADHD was associated with increased frequency of tobacco use, higher rates of dangerous or hazardous patterns of alcohol use, and higher levels of impairment related to marijuana and nonmarijuana illicit drug use, independent of conduct disorder history.

CONCLUSION

These findings suggest that college students with ADHD may be at elevated risk for problematic patterns of substance use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Maryland, College Park, USA. rooney@umd.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21289233

Citation

Rooney, Mary, et al. "Substance Use in College Students With ADHD." Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 16, no. 3, 2012, pp. 221-34.
Rooney M, Chronis-Tuscano A, Yoon Y. Substance use in college students with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2012;16(3):221-34.
Rooney, M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Yoon, Y. (2012). Substance use in college students with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(3), pp. 221-34. doi:10.1177/1087054710392536.
Rooney M, Chronis-Tuscano A, Yoon Y. Substance Use in College Students With ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2012;16(3):221-34. PubMed PMID: 21289233.
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