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The Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research

School of Pharmacy

University of Pittsburgh

Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research

CEDAR Experimental Design

Three groups of male and female children are studied for a 20-year period:

  • Offspring of substance abusing fathers
  • Offspring of normal fathers
  • Offspring of psychiatrically disturbed fathers

The 3 groups are longitudinally tracked from age 10-12 until they reach age 30 using the following assessment schedule.

  • 10-12_____12-14_____16_____19 Annual Evaluations 30 Years of Age

    Baseline_______________________________________________Outcome

As of June 1, 2009, CEDAR has recruited 775 families into the project. The primary outcome of interest is a DSM-IV substance use disorder. However, other positive and negative outcomes are also of interest, including violence, school failure, and psychological and medical problems.