Studying substance use among young people: Mapping global trends, generating local insights

First published: 09/05/2019 | Last updated: May 20th, 2019

Professor Degenhardt will provide an overview of recent data on the epidemiology and health-impacts of substance use among young people from across the globe. These data provide a backdrop against which she will describe key work with prospective cohorts in Australia examining the trajectories and outcomes of alcohol and illicit drug use among young people as they progress through adolescence and into adulthood. She will discuss new Australian work combining data from across cohorts and countries, which enable the study of potential consistencies and differences in the association between substance use and outcomes. These kinds of cross-national collaborations have the potential to provide unique and persuasive information about the mechanisms behind trajectories of use and harms.


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Professor Louisa Degenhardt