Executive control among adolescent inhalant and cannabis users

Michael J Takagi, Dan Lubman, Susan Cotton, Alex Fornito, Yazmin Baliz, Alan Tucker, Murat Yucel

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Abstract

Inhalants are frequently among the first drugs abused by adolescents; however, little is known about how chronic inhalant abuse affects cognition (e.g. executive functioning). Several studies have examined cognitive deficits among inhalant users; however, no study has thoroughly addressed the confounding issues frequently associated with inhalant users (e.g. polysubstance use). The aim of the current study was to examine possible deficits in cognitive control among young, regular inhalant users and explore the relationship between inhalant use and executive functioning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-637
Number of pages9
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • cognitive control
  • inhalant
  • cannabis
  • stroop
  • Go/No-Go

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