Longitudinal patterns of amphetamine use from adolescence to adulthood: A latent class analysis of a 20-year prospective study of Australians
GCK Chan, P Butterworth, D Becker, L Degenhardt, E Stockings, W Hall, G Patton
Drug and Alcohol Dependence | Elsevier | Published : 2019
Background: To examine the longitudinal patterns of amphetamine use over twenty years from adolescence to the mid-thirties; and identify adolescent antecedents of future problematic patterns of use. Design: Ten-wave longitudinal study following participants from age 15 to age 35 in Victoria, Australia. Participants (N = 1755; 47% males) first enrolled in the Victoria Adolescent Health Cohort Study in 1992. Measurements: Outcome: Self-reported frequency of amphetamine use. Predictors: Gender, depression and anxiety, peer alcohol and tobacco use; self-reported alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use, self-reported adolescent antisocial behavior. Findings: Three different longitudinal patterns were i..View full abstract
work was supported by the University of Queensland Fellowship (Gary Chan). The funding body had no role in the design, analysis or interpretation of the data.