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A major proportion of the disease burden and deaths for young people in developed nations is attributable to misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs. Patterns of substance use established in adolescence are quite stable and predict chronic patterns of use, mortality, and morbidity later in life. We integrated findings of systematic reviews to summarise evidence(More)
The ability to monitor rates of serious alcohol-related harms in the population, both across time and place, is an essential cornerstone of any comprehensive policy to address these harms. Emergency Rooms (ERs) are ideal settings to identify and monitor new emerging trends in risky patterns of alcohol and other substance use that increase the risk of(More)
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