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Main Title Depression and the Initiation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17.
CORP Author Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2010-101151
Additional Subjects Depression(Psychology) ; Alcohol abuse ; Drug abuse ; Youths ; Mental health ; Drug abuse ; Marijuana ; Cocaine ; Heroin ; Hallucinogens ; MDE(Major depressive event) ; Major depressive event
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-101151 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Research has shown that there is a strong association between mental health disorders and substance use disorders, but findings about the order of onset and direction of influence vary by substance and type of disorder. There is strong evidence, for example, that alcohol abuse can be a contributing factor to the development of depression, but more typically the mental condition occurs prior to the substance use disorder. Associations also exist between mental disorders and substance use behaviors that do not meet the criteria for substance use disorders. For example, research suggests that adults and adolescents with major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year were more likely than those without MDE to have used alcohol heavily or to have used an illicit drug in the past year.