When Pot Use Starts In Teens, Drug Addiction More Likely: Study


By Robert Preidt

Original Source: consumer.healthday.com

TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Teens who try marijuana or other drugs are at greater risk of developing a drug addiction than those who wait a few years before experimenting with drugs, a new study finds.

“Though not everyone who uses a drug will develop addiction, adolescents may develop addiction to substances faster than young adults,” said study co-lead author Dr. Nora Volkow. She is director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

“We know that young people are more vulnerable to developing substance use disorders, but knowledge is limited on…click here to continue reading