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Child Abuse Negl. 1982;6(4):383-7.

A study of the relationship between child abuse and drug addiction in 178 patients: preliminary results.

Abstract

Social histories and demographic data were collected on 178 patients--101 in the United States and 77 in Australia--in treatment for drug/alcohol addiction. The purpose of the study was to determine the degree to which a correlation exists between child abuse/neglect and the later onset of drug/alcohol addiction patterns in the abuse victims. The questionnaire explored such issues as family intactness, parental violence/abuse/neglect, parental drug abuse, sibling relationships and personal physical/sexual abuse histories, including incest and rape. The study determined that 84% of the sample reported a history of child abuse/neglect.

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6892324
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