These findings suggest substance abuse prevention efforts need to incorporate understanding of the effect of physical or sexual victimization on substance abuse. Substance abuse prevention programs for boys could target school age and teenage boys, while those for girls could target not only school age and teenage girls, but also adult women. The study also concluded that sexual abuse victims are 10 times more likely to use hard drugs other than cocaine. According to the pennsylvania coalition against rape report, 60 percent of women receiving treatment for substance abuse also survived physical, sexual or emotional abuse as children. Sex differences are present for all of the phases of drug abuse (initiation, escalation of use, addiction, and relapse following abstinence). While there are some differences among specific classes of abused drugs, the general pattern of sex differences is the same for all drugs of abuse. A total of 461 male sex offenders were compared on their histories of alcohol and street drug use. The drug use survey, michigan alcoholism screening test (mast), and drug abuse screening test (dast) were examined to provide measures of 1) type and frequency of substance use, 2) mood on alcohol and drugs, and 3) alcoholism and drug abuse. furthermore, individual ipv experiences were also associated with high odds substance abuse and sexual risk behaviors (detailed results not reported but available on request). For instance, physical ipv was associated high odds of substance abuse (excluding marijuana use) in the prior 30 days (or 2.). Journal of substance misuse (1996 - 1998) browse the list of issues and latest articles from journal of substance use. All journal articles featured in substance use & misuse vol 55 issue 8. Exploring sex differences in the association between bullying involvement and alcohol and marijuana use among u.