YOUNG CANNABIS USERS IN RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT: AS DISTRESSED AS OTHER CLIENTS
CANNABIS IS THE MOST COMMON DRUG FOR WHICH YOUNG PEOPLE PRESENT TO SPECIALIST DRUG AND ALCOHOL USER TREATMENT IN AUSTRALIA.All Research and Trends
Compared with young people in outpatient treatments, those in residential treatment have been found to have greater levels of problem severity.
According to the avail- able research, they have greater psychiatric impairment, drug-use-related problem severity, and cultural diversity and are more likely to be male and criminally involved, with more deviant peer groups and unstable living arrangements.
The study aimed to compare the clinical profiles of young people presenting with cannabis as their primary substance of concern with those presenting with alcohol, psychostimulants, or opioids as their principal substance of concern.
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