Steven Stellman - Substance Use in Adolescents 10 Years After the World Trade Center Attacks in New York City

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  Gargano, Lisa M., Welch, Alice E., Stellman, Steven D. 1-9-

  Abstract: ABSTRACTWe examined prevalence of and   factors associated with substance use 10 to 11 years   post-9/11 among adolescents in the World Trade Center Health   Registry. Logistic regression analyses showed that adolescents   who witnessed a disturbing event on 9/11 were twice as likely to   report ever drinking and almost three times as likely to have   ever used marijuana. Among those ≥5 years of age on 9/11,   fear for personal safety on 9/11 was significantly associated   with having ever smoked cigarettes, ever drank, and ever used   marijuana. Intervention and education for adolescents   particularly focused on substance use and coping strategies may   be warranted after large-scale disasters.

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