Emotional Regulation in Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Rethinking Risk

Judith P. Siegel

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Emotional regulation has emerged as an important factor in understanding a wide spectrum of disorders, including substance abuse. This article reviews research on the role of emotion regulation in substance use disorders (SUD) and offers a new perspective on the rationale of family substance use as a risk predictor for children and adolescents. The implications for prevention and early intervention are of particular importance to adolescent SUD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-79
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 4 2015


  • adolescent substance abuse
  • emotional regulation
  • family risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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