In a time of despair, parents experiencing one of their greatest nightmares desperately search for all possible sources to come to the rescue. Mental illness and substance abuse have become more and more prevalent in today's society. In efforts to help develop a greater knowledge in the field of psychology and neuroscience, I have kick-started scientific research looking into chemical dependence and psychiatric comorbidities in affluent adolescents. If you have some time, please go to the link at the bottom of this entry to take a short questionnaire to help us, researchers, better understand this minimized problem.
This study is being conducted by Michael Vallerie at Wheaton College, Norton, MA. as independent research. There are no repercussions if you decide to participate in this research study. There are no costs for participating in the study. The information you provide will help develop a greater knowledge of chemical dependence and psychiatric comorbidities in affluent adolescents. The questionnaire will take approximately 4 minutes to complete. The information collected may not benefit you directly, but the information learned in this study should provide more general benefits.