In this review, the self-medication hypothesis is examined in relation to the development and chronicity of heroin dependence.
Patterns of alcohol and drug use
The Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium (CCRC) is a collaboration which stemmed from the need to better address pressing questions about the relationship between cannabis, other drug use, life-course outcomes and mental health in children and young adults.
It is known that women experiencing homelessness are at high risk of unintended pregnancy (Gelberg 2007).
The young male same sex attracted population has been reported to have a suicide attempt rate 3-6 times higher than that found in the same age range in the non SSA population, and higher levels of mental health concerns.
Estimates of the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (i.e. abuse and dependence) are consistently higher for younger adults compared to their older counterparts.