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SimAmph: An agent-based simulation model for exploring the use of psychostimulants and related harm amongst young Australians

Perez, Pascal; Dray, Anne; Moore, David; Dietze, Paul; Jenkinson, Rebecca; Siokou, Christine; Green, Rachel; Hudson, Susan; Maher, Lisa; Bammer, Gabriele

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Background: Computer simulations provide a useful tool for bringing together diverse sources of information in order to increase understanding of the complex aetiology of drug use and related harm, and to inform the development of effective policies. In this paper, we describe SimAmph, an agent-based simulation model for exploring how individual perceptions, peer influences and subcultural settings shape the use of psychostimulants and related harm amongst young Australians. Methods: We present...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70085
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.017

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