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Adolescents' motivations to abuse prescription medications.

Authors
  • Boyd, Carol J1
  • McCabe, Sean Esteban
  • Cranford, James A
  • Young, Amy
  • 1 Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
118
Issue
6
Pages
2472–2480
Identifiers
PMID: 17142533
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The findings from this exploratory study warrant additional research because several motivations for the nonmedical use of prescription medications seem associated with a greater likelihood of substance abuse problems.

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