- 02 Dec
Study Finds Parental Marijuana Use Increases Substance Use in Children
A new study published by Bertha K. Madras, PhD, Beth Han, MD, PhD, MPH, Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH and Elizabeth I. Lopez, PhD in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds a link between parental marijuana use and youth substance use. The study found that parental marijuana use was associated with increased risk of marijuana and tobacco use and opioid misuse by both adolescent and young adult offspring, and of alcohol use by adolescent offspring.
“CADCA believes that we must utilize the most up-to-date evidence-based research to influence our work in community coalitions throughout the world. We’re grateful to the authors of this new research study, which provides context for our prevention strategies.” said General Arthur T. Dean, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO.
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