Patterns and correlates of cannabis dependence among long-term users in an Australian rural area.

@article{Swift1998PatternsAC,
  title={Patterns and correlates of cannabis dependence among long-term users in an Australian rural area.},
  author={Wendy Swift and Wayne Hall and Peter Didcott and David Reilly},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1998},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={1149-60}
}
AIM To examine prevalence and correlates of cannabis dependence among long-term cannabis users. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey of patterns and experiences of cannabis use and dependence. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A snowball sample of 243 long-term cannabis smokers, who were currently smoking 3-4 times a week, were recruited from the New South Wales North Coast, an area long associated with cannabis cultivation and use. MEASUREMENTS A structured interview was administered, incorporating… CONTINUE READING

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