Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teen Marijuana Use Differs by Gender, Race and Other Factors

NewsWise (Philadelphia, PA) March 11, 2011

"What factors are associated with a higher or lower risk of marijuana use among adolescents? There are some important differences for boys versus girls, according to a study in the March Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
For both sexes, participating in extracurricular activities is associated with a lower rate of marijuana use, according to the study from Yale University School of Medicine, led by Ty S. Schepis, Ph.D. 'These findings may facilitate the development of gender-informed prevention and early intervention programs for adolescent marijuana use,' Dr. Schepis and colleagues write." Read More

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