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Tobacco and cannabis poly-substance and poly-product use trajectories across adolescence and young adulthood

11/3/21--This study characterized the prevalence, patterns, and racial/ethnic and sex differences of developmental trajectories of use and poly-use of 8 different widely-marketed tobacco and cannabis products across adolescence and young adulthood. Results indicate that over 40% of AYAs (adolescents and young adults) were classified into one of four poly-using trajectories involving use of multiple tobacco and cannabis products, including a sizeable subgroup characterized by substantial increases in poly-use after adolescence. Read

E-cigarette use and change in plans to quit cigarette smoking among adult smokers in the United States” Longitudinal findings from the PATH Study 2014-2019

11/3/21--In this study, U.S. nationally representative data was used to evaluate whether e-cigarette use by smokers initially not planning to ever quit is associated with change in plans to quit. Study results indicate that among adult daily cigarette smokers initially not planning to ever quit, subsequent daily e-cigarette use is associated with subsequent plans to quit smoking. Population-level research on e-cigarette use that is focused on smokers already motivated to quit may limit a complete evaluation of the smoker population. Read

Independent effects of entering recovery as a young versus older adult on long-term functioning and quality of life: Results from a U.S. national study of recovering persons

11/3/21--This study examined the relationship between the life-stage at which individuals entered AOD recovery, demographic and clinical correlates, and its relationship to a variety of indices of current functioning, QoL and well-being. Read

Prevalence and pathways of recovery from drug and alcohol problems in the United States population: Implications for practice, research, and policy

11/3/21--A study conducted to examine how, and by what means, individuals successfully resolve AOD problems indicates that tens of millions of Americans have successfully resolved an AOD problem using a variety of traditional and non-traditional means. Findings suggest a need for a broadening of the menu of self-change and community-based options that can facilitate and support long-term AOD problem resolution. Read