What proportion of Australians has met the diagnostic criteria for a cannabis mental health disorder at some time in their life?
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NCETA secondary analysis, 2014).
Abuse: A maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.
Dependence: A maladaptive pattern of use in which the use of drugs or alcohol takes on a much higher priority for a person than other behaviours that once had greater value. The central characteristic is the strong, sometimes overpowering, desire to take the substance despite significant substance-related problems.