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.

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.

Publication Date:

PLOS ONE 7/20/18 and 11/11/16

Authors

Cheng Wang et al.

Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Natasha E. Wright et al.

Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Recommended For:

Clinicians dealing with adolescents and substance abuse, researchers

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the prevalence of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol use in teens and young adults.

  2. Realize how that use spreads among peer networks, and the risk to health it poses.

  3. Determine the effects marijuana use has on brain structure and how those changes relate to depression and anxiety.

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

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Course Number: 102400
Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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Format: Online Article
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