PhD Student Martin Hochheimer, Associate Professor Paul Sacco, and PhD student Orrin Ware have a new paper published in Addictive Behavior entitled: Latent classes of lifetime drug use disorder in National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions – II.
This study uses latent class analysis of NESARC-III data to analyze co-occurrence of lifetime substance use disorders and other DSM-5 diagnoses.
Main results include the division of the population into four classes based on lifetime substance use disorders: very low risk (97.19%); opioid and sedative (1.11%); stimulant, cocaine and marijuana (1.28%); and high multimorbidity (0.42%).
The three higher risk classes were also associated with higher risk of lifetime personality disorder and mood disorders; the opioid and sedative class was associated with higher odds of lifetime eating disorder.
Citation: Hochheimer, M., Sacco, P., & Ware, O. D. (2020). Latent classes of lifetime drug use disorder in National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions - III. Addictive Behaviors. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106379