Toward a Global View of Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, and Cocaine Use: Findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys

@article{Degenhardt2008TowardAG,
  title={Toward a Global View of Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, and Cocaine Use: Findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys},
  author={Louisa Degenhardt and W Chiu and Nancy A. Sampson and Ronald C Kessler and James C Anthony and Matthias C. Angermeyer and Ronny Bruffaerts and Giovanni de Girolamo and Oye Gureje and Yueqin Huang and Aim{\'e}e Nasser Karam and Stanislav Kostyuchenko and Jean Pierre L{\'e}pine and Mar{\'i}a Elena Medina Mora and Yehuda Neumark and Johan Ormel and Alejandra Pinto-Meza and Jos{\'e} A. Posada-Villa and Dan J. Stein and Tadashi Takeshima and Jessie Elisabeth Wells},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={1347 - 1360}
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use cause considerable morbidity and mortality, but good cross-national epidemiological data are limited. This paper describes such data from the first 17 countries participating in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative. METHODS AND FINDINGS Household surveys with a combined sample size of 85,052 were carried out in the Americas (Colombia, Mexico, United States), Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy… CONTINUE READING

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