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Title: The epidemiology of drug use disorders cross-nationally: Findings from the WHO's World Mental Health Surveys
Authors: Degenhardt, Louisa
Bharat, Chrianna
Glantz, Meyer D
Sampson, Nancy A
Scott, Kate
Lim, Carmen C W
Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio
Al-Hamzawi, Ali
Alonso, Jordi
Andrade, Laura H
Bromet, Evelyn J
Bruffaerts, Ronny
Bunting, Brendan
de Girolamo, Giovanni
Gureje, Oye
Haro, Josep Maria
Harris, Meredith G
He, Yanling
de Jonge, Peter
Karam, Georges E
Kiejna, Andrzej
Lee, Sing
Lepine, Jean-Pierre
Levinson, Daphna
Makanjuola, Victor
Medina-Mora, Maria Elena
Mneimneh, Zeina
Navarro-Mateu, Fernando
Posada-Villa, José
Stein, Dan J
Tachimori, Hisateru
Torres, Yolanda
Zarkov, Zahari
Chatterji, Somnath
Kessler, Ronald C
Karam, Elie
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Abuse
Dependence
Drugs
Epidemiology
World Mental Health Surveys
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Part of: International Journal of Drug Policy
Volume: 71
Start page: 103
End page: 112
Abstract: 
Illicit drug use and associated disease burden are estimated to have increased over the past few decades, but large gaps remain in our knowledge of the extent of use of these drugs, and especially the extent of problem or dependent use, hampering confident cross-national comparisons. The World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys Initiative involves a standardised method for assessing mental and substance use disorders via structured diagnostic interviews in representative community samples of adults. We conducted cross-national comparisons of the prevalence and correlates of drug use disorders (DUDs) in countries of varied economic, social and cultural nature.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5634
ISSN: 09553959
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.03.002
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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