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The Relationship between Substance Use and Depressive Symptoms among Colombian Adolescents

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.143
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323-7
                                                                                     ABSTRACT

 

Objective: To explore the relationship between substance use and depressive symptomatology among adolescents in Colombia.

Methods: Adolescents aged 13–19 years from a rural city in Colombia completed the Spanish version of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test and the Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale-6 (KADS-6).

Results: Regression analyses indicated that gender, having used cannabis, having used sedatives, and having a family member who used illegal drugs were predictive of higher symptom levels of depression according to KADS-6.

Conclusion: The results of this study suggested that substance use was associated with depressive symptoms in this sample of Colombian adolescents.

Accepted: 
06 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018
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