Association of illicit drug use in adolescence with socioeconomic and criminal justice outcomes in adulthood: prospective findings from a UK national birth cohort.

James White, Steven Bell & G David Batty
Background: Illicit drug use in adolescence has been linked to drug use and poor mental health in adult life, but few studies have examined the relation with adult economic and criminal justice outcomes. Methods: We analysed data from 14,082 participants (6,999 women) in the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study with data at 16 and 30 years of age. Illicit drug use over study members’ lifetime and in the past year were self-reported at 16-years of...
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