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Methamphetamine use, aggressive behavior and other mental health issues among high-school students in Cape Town, South Africa

Pluddemann, Andreas; Flisher, Alan J; McKetin, Rebecca; Parry, Charles; Lombard, Carl J


Objective: Methamphetamine use has become a growing problem in a number of countries over the past two decades, but has only recently emerged in South Africa. This study investigated the prevalence of methamphetamine use among high-school students in Cape Town and whether students reporting methamphetamine use were more likely to be at risk for mental health and aggressive behavior problems. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 15 randomly selected high schools in Cape Town, of 1561 males and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.11.021


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