The Association of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure, Externalizing Behavior and Adolescent Substance Use

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This article examines prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) as a cause for an increase in adolescent substance use. It considers the effects of PCE on tobacco use, marijuana use, and on substance use disorders in general. The article also delves into the effects of individual factors, such as gender and exposure to violence, on teen substance use.

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