marijuana

Looking beyond peer influence on teen substance use
Looking beyond peer influence on teen substance use (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents and adults spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of friends and peers when it comes to teen substance use – drinking alcohol, binge drinking, marijuana use and other illicit drugs. Is it all about an adolescent’s ... Read More »

Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado
Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The legalisation of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by children, suggesting effective preventive measures are needed as more states consider ... Read More »

Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth
Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, ... Read More »

Young people turning away from pot
Young people turning away from pot (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Significant decreases in cannabis use by young Australians have been tempered by a warning about challenges to physical and psychological health. The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research’s Ms Megan Weier led a technical report that investigated ... Read More »

Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years
Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. Almost 60% of young people entering rehab at the Ted Noffs Foundation residential drug and ... Read More »

Cannabis-smoking teens less likely to complete education
Cannabis-smoking teens less likely to complete education (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who smoke cannabis at least once a week are less likely to finish school, enrol in university or obtain a degree, according to UNSW research that challenges notions the drug is less harmful than alcohol. A UNSW study of ... Read More »

Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US
Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers. In particular, black teens are using more marijuana than in recent decades. “Our analysis shows that public health ... Read More »

Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana links in young adults
Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana links in young adults (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings ... Read More »

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... Read More »

Around 1 in 10 young mentally ill teens drinks, smokes, and uses cannabis
Around 1 in 10 young mentally ill teens drinks, smokes, and uses cannabis (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Around one in 10 young teens with mental health issues also drinks alcohol, smokes cigarettes, and uses cannabis on a weekly basis, indicates Australian research published in the online only fully journal BMJ Open. The prevalence of this pattern of ... Read More »

 
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