Journal article

Alcohol- and drug-use disorders in australia: implications of the national survey of mental health and wellbeing

M Teesson, W Hall, M Lynskey, L Degenhardt

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study reports the prevalence and correlates of ICD-10 alcohol- and drug-use disorders in the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB) and discusses their implications for treatment. METHOD: The NSMHWB was a nationally representative household survey of 10641 Australian adults that assessed participants for symptoms of the most prevalent ICD-10 and DSM-IV mental disorders, including alcohol- and drug-use disorders. RESULTS: In the past 12 months 6.5% of Australian adults met criteria for an ICD-10 alcohol-use disorder and 2.2% had another ICD-10 drug-use disorder. Men were at higher risk than women of developing alcohol- and drug-use disorders and the prevalence..

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