Year: 2002 Source: Substance Abuse, v.23, no.3, (September 2002), p.191-198 SIEC No: 20040706

This study assessed the prevalence & correlates of gambling behavior in adolescent substance abusers consecutively admitted to an outpatient treatment program. It was found that a younger age of gambling behavior onset is seen for girls than boys & is correlated with a history of suicide attempts, diagnosis of depression, number of symptoms of oppositional behavior, personality disorders, & a higher need for psychiatric treatment. Implications for future research are discussed. (22 refs)