Marijuana and Teens
The interdependence of cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use in the context of school-based social networks. Marijuana Use Is Associated with Behavioral Approach and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents and Emerging Adults.
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102400
About the Course:
The concurrent or sequential usage of multiple substances during adolescence is a serious public health problem. These articles look at how marijuana use interacts with other substance use in social circles and how cannabis use impacts mental health diagnosis in adolescents. Pot use was found to impact the use of tobacco and alcohol and regular marijuana use was related to increased mental health diagnosis.
PLOS ONE 7/20/18 and 11/11/16
Clinicians dealing with adolescents and substance abuse, researchers
Acknowledge the prevalence of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol use in teens and young adults.
Realize how that use spreads among peer networks, and the risk to health it poses.
Determine the effects marijuana use has on brain structure and how those changes relate to depression and anxiety.
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