Psychological and social sequelae of cannabis and other illicit drug use by young people: a systematic review of longitudinal, general population studies

@article{Macleod2004PsychologicalAS,
  title={Psychological and social sequelae of cannabis and other illicit drug use by young people: a systematic review of longitudinal, general population studies},
  author={John Macleod and R. Oakes and A. Copello and I. Crome and G. Smith},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363},
  pages={1579-1588}
}
  • John Macleod, R. Oakes, +2 authors G. Smith
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Use of illicit drugs, particularly cannabis, by young people is widespread and is associated with several types of psychological and social harm. These relations might not be causal. Causal relations would suggest that recreational drug use is a substantial public health problem. Non-causal relations would suggest that harm-reduction policy based on prevention of drug use is unlikely to produce improvements in public health. Cross-sectional evidence cannot clarify questions of… CONTINUE READING
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