SimAmph: an agent-based simulation model for exploring the use of psychostimulants and related harm amongst young Australians.

@article{Perez2012SimAmphAA,
  title={SimAmph: an agent-based simulation model for exploring the use of psychostimulants and related harm amongst young Australians.},
  author={Pascal Perez and Anne Dray and David O Moore and Paul M Dietze and Gabriele Bammer and Rebecca Jenkinson and Christine Siokou and Rachael Green and Susan L Hudson and Lisa Maher},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={62-71}
}
BACKGROUND Computer simulations provide a useful tool for bringing together diverse sources of information in order to increase understanding of the complex aetiology of drug use and related harm, and to inform the development of effective policies. In this paper, we describe SimAmph, an agent-based simulation model for exploring how individual perceptions, peer influences and subcultural settings shape the use of psychostimulants and related harm amongst young Australians. METHODS We present… CONTINUE READING