Ahmad Qadeer, ARCH Lab alumnus (MSc 2017), recently published a paper titled “An epidemiological study of substance use disorders among emerging and young adults” in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
This paper examined the prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) among 9228 respondents, aged 15 to 39 years, who participated in the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health (CCHS-MH).
Results showed that emerging adults (15-29y) are at increased odds for SUDs. Lack of differences between early (15-22y) and late (23-29y) emerging adults provide evidence of the extension of conceptualizing emerging adulthood into the late 20s. Findings have implications for the provision of screening and treatment of SUDs during this lengthened developmental period.