Wendy Swift

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Analysis of cannabis seizures in NSW, Australia: cannabis potency and cannabinoid profile
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e70052. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Cannabis and progression to other substance use in young adults: findings from a 13-year prospective population-based study
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:e26. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Are adolescents who moderate their cannabis use at lower risk of later regular and dependent cannabis use?
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 104:806-14. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint One year follow-up of cannabis dependence among long-term users in Sydney, Australia
    W Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 59:309-18. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Cannabis use and dependence among Australian adults: results from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    W Swift
    Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Addiction 96:737-48. 2001
  6. doi request reprint Adolescent cannabis users at 24 years: trajectories to regular weekly use and dependence in young adulthood
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Addiction 103:1361-70. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of alcohol and medicines among Australian adults
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:529-32. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with variability and stability of cannabis use in young adulthood
    Edmund Silins
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:452-8. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence, correlates and comorbidity of DSM-IV Cannabis Use and Cannabis Use Disorders in Australia
    Maree Teesson
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 46:1182-92. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Outcomes of occasional cannabis use in adolescence: 10-year follow-up study in Victoria, Australia
    Louisa Degenhardt
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, 2052, NSW, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 196:290-5. 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Analysis of cannabis seizures in NSW, Australia: cannabis potency and cannabinoid profile
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e70052. 2013
    ..The present analysis echoes trends reported in other countries towards the use of high potency cannabis with very low CBD content. The implications for public health outcomes and harm reduction strategies are discussed. ..
  2. doi request reprint Cannabis and progression to other substance use in young adults: findings from a 13-year prospective population-based study
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:e26. 2012
    ..Adolescent cannabis use predicts the onset of later illicit drug use. In contrast, little is known about whether cannabis in young adulthood also predicts subsequent progression or cessation of licit or illicit drug use...
  3. doi request reprint Are adolescents who moderate their cannabis use at lower risk of later regular and dependent cannabis use?
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 104:806-14. 2009
    ..To examine whether moderation of cannabis use among adolescent cannabis users is associated with reductions in cannabis use frequency and risk of dependence in young adulthood...
  4. ncbi request reprint One year follow-up of cannabis dependence among long-term users in Sydney, Australia
    W Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 59:309-18. 2000
    ..These data suggest that cannabis use and dependence are fairly stable among long-term users...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cannabis use and dependence among Australian adults: results from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    W Swift
    Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Addiction 96:737-48. 2001
    ..To examine: (i) the prevalence of cannabis use and DSM-IV cannabis dependence among Australian adults, and (ii) correlates of level of cannabis involvement...
  6. doi request reprint Adolescent cannabis users at 24 years: trajectories to regular weekly use and dependence in young adulthood
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Addiction 103:1361-70. 2008
    ..To examine the association between cannabis use by 18 years and problematic cannabis use at 24 years, considering possible mediating and confounding factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of alcohol and medicines among Australian adults
    Wendy Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:529-32. 2007
    ..To collect Australian population-based data on concurrent use of conventional medicines, complementary/alternative medicines (CAM), and alcohol...
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with variability and stability of cannabis use in young adulthood
    Edmund Silins
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:452-8. 2013
    ..This is an important area of research as the risk for cannabis initiation is extending beyond adolescence and opportunities to influence cannabis use pathways can emerge throughout the life-course...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence, correlates and comorbidity of DSM-IV Cannabis Use and Cannabis Use Disorders in Australia
    Maree Teesson
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 46:1182-92. 2012
    ..To report nationally representative findings on the prevalence, correlates, psychiatric comorbidity and treatment of DSM-IV Cannabis Use and Cannabis Use Disorders in Australia...
  10. doi request reprint Outcomes of occasional cannabis use in adolescence: 10-year follow-up study in Victoria, Australia
    Louisa Degenhardt
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, 2052, NSW, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 196:290-5. 2010
    ..Regular adolescent cannabis use predicts a range of later drug use and psychosocial problems. Little is known about whether occasional cannabis use carries similar risks...
  11. doi request reprint The persistence of the association between adolescent cannabis use and common mental disorders into young adulthood
    Louisa Degenhardt
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Addiction 108:124-33. 2013
    ..Most reports have focused on associations in adolescence, with few studies extending into adulthood. We examine the association from adolescence until the age of 29 years in a representative prospective cohort of young Australians...
  12. doi request reprint Health outcomes associated with long-term regular cannabis and tobacco smoking
    Sally E Rooke
    University of New South Wales, National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, 22 32 King Street, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
    Addict Behav 38:2207-13. 2013
    ..Findings suggest that using tobacco on its own and mixing it with cannabis may lead to worse physical health outcomes than using cannabis alone...
  13. ncbi request reprint The perceived health risks of cannabis use in an Australian household survey
    Bianca Calabria
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:809-12. 2012
    ..Perceived risks of cannabis use have rarely been researched in Australia. This paper reports on the beliefs about the adverse effects of cannabis use on health, social well-being, driving, mental health and changes in cannabis over time...
  14. doi request reprint Drug testing in sport: the attitudes and experiences of elite athletes
    Matthew Dunn
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 21:330-2. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate, among a sample of elite Australian athletes, the extent to which this group supports drug testing as a deterrent to drug use...
  15. doi request reprint Elite athletes' estimates of the prevalence of illicit drug use: evidence for the false consensus effect
    Matthew Dunn
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:27-32. 2012
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  16. ncbi request reprint Are diagnostic orphans at risk of developing cannabis abuse or dependence? Four-year follow-up of young adult cannabis users not meeting diagnostic criteria
    Louisa Degenhardt
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 92:86-90. 2008
    ..To examine the characteristics of "diagnostic orphans" among cannabis users - those who report one or two symptoms of DSM-IV dependence but do not meet diagnostic criteria for DSM-IV abuse or dependence - 4 years post-assessment...
  17. doi request reprint Illicit drug knowledge and information-seeking behaviours among elite athletes
    Johanna O Thomas
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:278-82. 2011
    ..The aims of the current study were to investigate self-reported confidence in knowledge of illicit drugs and information seeking behaviours among elite athletes...
  18. doi request reprint Recreational substance use among elite Australian athletes
    Matthew Dunn
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 30:63-8. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Correlates of driving under the influence of cannabis
    Craig G A Jones
    New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, GPO Box 6, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:83-6. 2007
    ..This paper examined correlates of DUIC among a purposive sample of recent cannabis users...
  20. doi request reprint Changes in cannabis use among young people: impact on mental health
    Jan Copeland
    National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 26:325-9. 2013
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  21. doi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to cannabis treatment
    Peter Gates
    National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:311-9. 2012
    ..There is a dearth of research examining the reasons for this observed underutilisation of treatment. The aim of this paper is to examine barriers and facilitators to entry into cannabis treatment...
  22. doi request reprint Cannabis use disorder: epidemiology and management
    Jan Copeland
    National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int Rev Psychiatry 21:96-103. 2009
    ..With criminally involved young people and those with severe, persistent mental illness, longer and more intensive therapies provided by interdisciplinary teams may be required...
  23. doi request reprint Development of a short cannabis problems questionnaire for adolescents in the community
    Heather Proudfoot
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Addict Behav 35:734-7. 2010
    ..This is the first short scale of cannabis problems derived for adolescents and it should prove a useful tool in both research and community applications...
  24. ncbi request reprint The Cannabis Problems Questionnaire: factor structure, reliability, and validity
    Jan Copeland
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 80:313-9. 2005
    ..To develop a multi-dimensional valid and reliable measure of cannabis-related problems...
  25. ncbi request reprint The THC content of cannabis in Australia: evidence and implications
    W Hall
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:503-8. 2000
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  26. ncbi request reprint Choosing a diagnostic cut-off for cannabis dependence
    W Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Addiction 93:1681-92. 1998
    ..This paper aimed to investigate the diagnostic utility and appropriate diagnostic cut-offs of three short dependence measures among long-term cannabis users...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of long-term cannabis users in Sydney, Australia
    W Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eur Addict Res 4:190-7. 1998
    ..Polydrug use was common, with alcohol and tobacco almost universally used on a regular basis. More than half the drinkers in the sample were consuming alcohol at hazardous or harmful levels...
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical profile of participants in a brief intervention program for cannabis use disorder
    J Copeland
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    J Subst Abuse Treat 20:45-52. 2001
    ..This study provides more evidence of the demand for, and nature of issues relevant to, interventions for cannabis use disorders, and supports the need for further research into how best to assist individuals with these disorders...
  29. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of DSM-IV and ICD-10 cannabis dependence among Australian adults: results from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    W Swift
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Sydney
    Drug Alcohol Depend 63:147-53. 2001
    ..There was good to excellent diagnostic concordance (kappas = 0.7-0.9) between systems for dependence but not for abuse/harmful use (Y = 0.4). These findings provide some support for the validity of cannabis dependence...
  30. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of brief cognitive-behavioral interventions for cannabis use disorder
    J Copeland
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    J Subst Abuse Treat 21:55-64; discussion 65-6. 2001
    ..This study supports the attractiveness and effectiveness of individual CBT interventions for cannabis use disorders and the need for multisite replication trials...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cannabis potency and contamination: a review of the literature
    Jennifer McLaren
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Addiction 103:1100-9. 2008
    ..This paper reviews the available international evidence on patterns of cannabis potency and contamination and potential associated harms, and discusses their implications for prevention and harm reduction measures...
  32. ncbi request reprint The Adolescent Cannabis Problems Questionnaire (CPQ-A): psychometric properties
    Greg Martin
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Addict Behav 31:2238-48. 2006
    ..The findings show promise for the CPQ-A as a reliable, valid and potentially clinically useful measure of cannabis related problems among young people...
  33. ncbi request reprint Preventing cannabis users from driving under the influence of cannabis
    Craig Jones
    New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, GPO Box 6, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 38:854-61. 2006
    ..Providing factual information about the risks associated with DUIC would appear to have little impact on drug-driving rates among this population...
  34. doi request reprint Elite athletes' perceptions of the effects of illicit drug use on athletic performance
    Johanna O Thomas
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Clin J Sport Med 20:189-92. 2010
    ..To investigate the perceived risks and benefits that elite athletes associate with illicit drugs and their beliefs concerning the effects of recreational drug use on athletic performance...
  35. ncbi request reprint The Adolescent Cannabis Check-Up: feasibility of a brief intervention for young cannabis users
    Greg Martin
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    J Subst Abuse Treat 29:207-13. 2005
    ..The approach was acceptable to young people and associated with reductions in cannabis use. It appears to be a model that warrants further research in early and brief interventions for this population...