Use, abuse and dependence of ecstasy and related drugs in adolescents and young adults-a transient phenomenon? Results from a longitudinal community study.

@article{Sydow2002UseAA,
  title={Use, abuse and dependence of ecstasy and related drugs in adolescents and young adults-a transient phenomenon? Results from a longitudinal community study.},
  author={Kirsten von Sydow and Roselind Lieb and Hildegard Pfister and Michael Hoefler and Hans Ulrich Wittchen},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={147-59}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine incidence and patterns of natural course of ecstasy/stimulant/hallucinogen (ESH) use and disorders as well as cohort effects in a community sample of adolescents and young adults. METHOD Cumulative incidence and patterns of ecstasy use and disorders were examined in a prospective longitudinal design (mean follow-up period=42 months) in a representative sample (N=2446) aged 14-24 years at the outset of the study. Patterns of DSM-IV defined ESH use, abuse and dependence… CONTINUE READING