Adolescent substance use and its association to sleep disturbances: a systematic review - Kwon M, Park E, Dickerson SS.

PURPOSE: To identify adolescents' substance use and its association to sleep disturbances. METHODS: Databases were searched using terms: "smoking", "tobacco use", "electronic cigarette", "alcohol drinking", "marijuana use" and "substance use" combi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
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Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Publishers The Fix sober Sobriety Travel Source Type: blogs
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