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Use of psychoactive substances by adolescents: current panorama

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, January 2013
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Title
Use of psychoactive substances by adolescents: current panorama
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, January 2013
DOI 10.1590/1516-4446-2013-s105
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Authors

Gabriel M. Lopes, Brunno Araujo Nobrega, Giovana Del Prette, Sandra Scivoletto

Abstract

Adolescence is a period of vulnerability to substance use disorders (SUDs). Epidemiological studies indicate that about 23% of Brazilian adolescents use drugs, with alcohol being the most widely consumed substance. The etiology of SUDs is complex, influenced by an interaction of genetic risk, individual development, environmental factors, context of use, and substance used. Clinicians should consider diagnostic criteria and be aware of behavioral changes that may indicate drug use and its consequences in various aspects of adolescent life. Identification and treatment of comorbid conditions is critical to the management of SUDs in this age group. Interventions should restrict access to drugs and facilitate prompt recognition of initial use, preventing progression to serious patterns of abuse or dependence. Intervention should be broad, including academic and occupational activities as well as social relationships and leisure, which are critical to the reestablishment of normal adolescent development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 138 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 23%
Student > Bachelor 16 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 8%
Other 25 17%
Unknown 29 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 28%
Psychology 25 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Other 17 12%
Unknown 38 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 February 2014.
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#3,102,704
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#239
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#74,855
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Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
#5
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