The Relationship between Substance Use and Depressive Symptoms among Colombian Adolescents

K Romero-Acosta, L Gómez-de-Regil, G Lowe, G Lipps
2018 West Indian medical journal  
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
more » ... l 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.
doi:10.7727/wimj.2018.143 fatcat:tn6dxxtrjfeq5lmecuj627b6ni