Study Identifies Risk Factors For Hashish Use Among Teens

HealthDay (4/16, Preidt) reports that a study recently published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse “identifies factors that increase teens’ risk of using hashish,” and the investigators, affiliated with NYU’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, “found that the risk factors for regular marijuana use were often much stronger risk factors for using hashish.” They found that other “robust risk factor[s]” were the use of other illicit drugs or alcohol and cigarette smoking. HealthDay adds that the study was based on “data gathered from more than 10,500 high school seniors across the United States between 2007 and 2011.”

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— “1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish,” Robert Preidt, Health Day, April 15, 2015.

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