Academic Commons

Articles

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

Gargano, Lisa M.; Welch, Alice E.; Stellman, Steven D.

We 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 ≥ 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.

Geographic Areas

Files

  • thumnail for Gargano_2016_AdolSubstUse_JCASU.pdf Gargano_2016_AdolSubstUse_JCASU.pdf application/pdf 303 KB Download File

Also Published In

Title
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2016.1210551

More About This Work

Academic Units
Epidemiology
Published Here
March 29, 2017
Academic Commons provides global access to research and scholarship produced at Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary. Academic Commons is managed by the Columbia University Libraries.