The Natural History of Licit and Illicit Drug Use in a Population Cohort of Stimulant Users (2013–2016)

Abstract:
The concurrent use of alcohol and amphetamine-type stimulants (i.e. Ecstasy and methamphetamine) among young Australian adults has increased in the last decade. This project will examine long-term patterns in the use of alcohol and other legal drugs among young adult users and non-users of amphetamine-type stimulants, the causes of these different patterns, and their health and social consequences. It will evaluate the extent of contact that young adults have with prevention programs and other relevant interventions and any impact of these interventions on concurrent drug use. This is the first study to use a longitudinal population-based approach to address these questions. The findings will be used to inform relevant policy and programs.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council