Just Say ‘I Don’t’: Lack of Concordance Between Teen Self-Report and Biological Measures of Illicit Drug Use,”
Virginia Delaney-Black, MD, and Lisa Chiodo
Teens and Substance Abuse
Teen drug use is on the rise, especially in high-risk urban areas. According to a new study, however, teens often do not voluntarily disclose illicit drug use, even when they know they will undergo a drug test. The study, “Just Say ‘I Don’t’: Lack of Concordance Between Teen Self-Report and Biological Measures of Illicit Drug Use,” is published in the November print issue of Pediatrics (published online Oct. 25).
Two of the authors of this study, Dr.Virginia Delaney-Black, MD, and Lisa Chiodo, come on the show to discuss how parents underidentified their teen’s drug use, leading researchers to believe that methods of testing other than self- or parent-report should be considered when estimating teen drug-use prevalence.
Lisa M. Chiodo, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist trained in neurobehavioral teratology with 20 years of research experience studying high-risk populations of children exposed prenatally to alcohol, cocaine and/or environmental toxins. She has many years of research experience managing large-scale longitudinal studies and is a recognized expert in data management and sophisticated statistical analyses. She is project manager for several ongoing longitudinal research projects in the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Wayne State University. Her award-winning research has focused on assessing how the patterns of prenatal alcohol and drug exposures interact to affect cognition, behavior and subsequent developmental risk in children and adolescents. Dr. Chiodo also has expertise and research experience studying the impact of postnatal lead [Pb] exposure on child development.
Virginia Delaney-Black, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Associate Director, Children’s Research Center of Michigan.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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