The predictors and consequences of adolescent amphetamine use: findings from the Victoria Adolescent Health Cohort Study.

@article{Degenhardt2007ThePA,
  title={The predictors and consequences of adolescent amphetamine use: findings from the Victoria Adolescent Health Cohort Study.},
  author={Louisa Degenhardt and Carolyn Coffey and Paul F Moran and John B Carlin and George C. Patton},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 7},
  pages={1076-84}
}
OBJECTIVES Previous work has highlighted the adverse consequences of early-onset cannabis use. However, little is known about the predictors and effects of early-onset amphetamine use. We set out to examine these issues using a representative cohort of young people followed-up over 11 years in Victoria, Australia. METHODS A stratified, random sample of 1943 adolescents was recruited from secondary schools across Victoria at age 14-15 years. This cohort was interviewed on eight occasions until… CONTINUE READING
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