It is estimated that up to 75 percent of young offenders have a substance abuse disorder
, and as many as 20 percent of this group also suffer from a mental health disorder serious enough to impair their daily functioning.
Among all patients with anxiety disorder, those with social phobia had the highest lifetime risk (58%) of alcohol or substance abuse disorder
, noted Dr.
Referred youth were more likely to have affective diagnoses than detained youth; however, they were less likely to have a substance abuse disorder
. Consistent with prior studies, African-American youth were referred for mental health services less often than were Caucasian youth.
* 5.4 percent have an alcohol or substance abuse disorder
Adults who spent their teen years in juvenile detention have high risk of developing a substance abuse disorder
, according to new research.
* New evidence indicates that atypical antipsychotics are ineffective for eating disorders and substance abuse disorder
All of the patients who sold their drugs had either a conduct or substance abuse disorder
, as did all but 5% of those who misused their medication.
People who have a serious mental illness are twice as likely to develop a substance abuse disorder
than those who do not.
Overall, the study found that being young, female and having a primary diagnosis of major depression and substance abuse disorder
were positive predictors of violent behavior.
Once parity was in force in the federal-employee program, in 2001, more clinicians identified workers with substance abuse disorder
. But those beneficiaries did not initiate or engage in treatment at a higher rate than that of workers in plans without parity.
It's useful for substance-abusing physicians to seek mutual support from traditional 12-step programs "to help them combat social isolation that occurs with substance abuse disorder
." Caduceus groups and meetings of the International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (www.idaa.org) also can help.
Of those, 37% reported a mood disorder, including bipolar disorder, 20% reported substance abuse disorder
, and 10% reported schizophrenia.