Journal article

Prevalence and correlates of cannabis use in developed and developing countries

Wayne Hall, Louisa Degenhardt

Current Opinion in Psychiatry | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article is to review recent research on the prevalence, antecedents and correlates of cannabis use in young adults in developed and developing countries. RECENT FINDINGS: Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally and its use appears to be increasing in developed and developing countries. In developed countries rebelliousness, antisocial behaviour, poor school performance, and affiliation with drug-using peers are risk factors for early and regular cannabis use. Similar antecedents are now being reported in developing countries. Dependence is an underappreciated risk of cannabis that affects one in six to seven adolescents who use cannabis in de..

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