Etiology of Substance Use Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Emerging Findings from the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research

By Ralph Tarter, Michael Van Yukov

© 2002 – Routledge

154 pages

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About the Book

Explore the current literature on the origins of SUD!

With a multidisciplinary perspective, this unique book presents new data and integrates the current empirical literature on the causes and origins of substance use disorder (SUD)--genetic, endocrine, neurological, behavioral, family, and environmental factors. Here you’ll find a new theoretical framework that has been shown to have heuristic utility within a developmental model of SUD. In addition, Etiology of Substance Use Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Emerging Findings from the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research delivers research results that demonstrate how to identify youths who are at high risk for SUD so that prevention techniques tailored to their needs can be implemented.

Etiology of Substance Use Disorder in Children and Adolescents explores topics such as:

  • the validity of the Drug Use Screening Inventory for predicting SUD
  • a new scale--the Dysregulation Inventory--to assess individuals’ risk for SUD
  • diachronic assessment
  • the relationship between the dopamine receptor D5 gene and substance dependence
  • the relationship between childhood dysregulation and tobacco smoking during adolescence
  • sexual maturation and sensation seeking in adolescent children of substance-abusing parents

    The mission of the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR) is to delineate the etiology of substance use disorder. This book, examining several facets of CEDAR’s research program, keeps you on the leading edge of the field!

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction: Theoretical and Operational Framework for Research into the Etiology of Substance Use Disorder
  • Diachronic Substance Use Assessment and the Emergence of Substance Use Disorders
  • Psychometric Validation of a Multidimensional Schema of Substance Use Topology: Discrimination of High and Low Risk Youth and Prediction of Substance Use Disorder
  • The Dysregulation Inventory: A New Scale to Access the Risk for Substance Use Disorder
  • Validity of the Drug Use Screening Inventory for Predicting DSM-III-R Substance Use Disorder
  • Association Between the Dopamine Receptor D5 Gene and the Liability to Substance Dependence in Males: A Replication
  • Sex Differences in Cortisol Level and Neurobehavioral Disinhibition in Children of Substance Abusers
  • Substance Abuse in Parents and Their Adolescent Offspring: The Role of Sexual Maturation and Sensation Seeking
  • The Relationship Between Behavioral Dysregulation in Late Childhood and Cigarette Smoking at Age 16
  • Suicidality in Offspring of Men with Substance Use Disorder: Is There a Common Liability?
  • Executive Cognitive Functioning, Negative Affectivity, and Drug Use in Adolescent Boys With and Without a Family History of a Substance Use Disorder
  • Transmission of Neglect in Substance Abuse Families: The Role of Child Dysregulation and Parental SUD
  • Concluding Commentary
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction