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Keough, Matthew T.; Hendershot, Christian S.; Wardell, Jeffrey D.; Bagby, R. Michael – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objectives: Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is associated with cannabis use. People high in AS may use cannabis to cope with elevated anxiety. This association is consistently supported in the literature. However, we have much to learn about the mechanisms of the AS pathway to cannabis use. We aimed to examine negative urgency--the tendency to act…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Marijuana, College Students, Two Year College Students
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Shono, Yusuke; Edwards, Michael C.; Ames, Susan L.; Stacy, Alan W. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Indirect tests of memory associations relevant to cannabis have been shown to be useful in explaining and predicting adolescent cannabis use habits. This study sought to increase the understanding of adolescent cannabis-related associative memory and cannabis use behavior over time. A longitudinal sample of alternative high school students (N =…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Memory, Adolescents, Psychometrics
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Martinez, Julia A.; Roth, Madeline G.; Johnson, Douglas N.; Jones, Jane A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2015
Along with recent changes in cannabis legalization and decriminalization, there has been an increasing amount of attention aimed at cannabis use and outcomes in college. Although some amount of cannabis use might be expected under theories of collegiate identity development, public health research indicates that cannabis use ultimately associates…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Marijuana, Drug Use, Grade Point Average
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Walters, Kenneth S.; Bulmer, Sandra Minor; Troiano, Peter F.; Obiaka, Uzoma; Bonhomme, Rebecca – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2018
Research on college substance use and mental illness is limited and inconsistent. Measures of substance use, and anxiety and depressive symptoms, were completed by 1,316 undergraduates within a major drug transportation corridor. Hierarchical linear regressions were used to test associations between anxious and depressive symptoms and substance…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
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Díaz-Meneses, Gonzalo; Beerli-Palacio, Asunción; Martín-Santana, Josefa Delia – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
This research focuses on the analysis of cannabis consumption amongst young people, explaining this phenomenon by way of analysing the differences between cannabis smokers and non-smokers in order to shed light on whether cannabis is linked to specific leisure activities, and, moreover, whether it is connected to the intensity and variety of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, Leisure Time, Comparative Analysis
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Black, Shimrit K.; de Moor, Carl; Kendall, Ashley D.; Shrier, Lydia A. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2014
This study examines the feasibility of recruiting and retaining adolescents and young adults with frequent cannabis use for a 2-week momentary sampling study of cannabis use. Participants responded to random signals on a handheld computer with reports of their use. Participants also initiated reports pre- and post-cannabis use. Participants had…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Adolescents, Young Adults, Recruitment
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Twyman, Laura; Bonevski, Billie; Paul, Christine; Kay-Lambkin, Frances J.; Bryant, Jamie; Oldmeadow, C.; Palazzi, K.; Guillaumier, A. – Health Education Research, 2016
This study aimed to (i) describe concurrent and simultaneous tobacco and cannabis use and (ii) investigate the association between cannabis use and motivation and intentions to quit tobacco in a sample of socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013 and 2014 with current tobacco smokers receiving aid from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marijuana, Smoking, Intention
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Zarfin, Yehoshua; Yefet, Enav; Abozaid, Said; Nasser, Wael; Mor, Tamer; Finkelstein, Yoram – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
We report on an infant who was admitted to hospital with severe neurological symptoms following passive inhalation of cannabis. To date, cannabis abuse has been described almost entirely in adolescents and adults. In early childhood, however, cannabis effects were almost exclusively discussed in the context of maternal prenatal exposure, and the…
Descriptors: Infants, Marijuana, Poisoning, Clinical Diagnosis
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Hyshka, Elaine – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world. Although the risk of problematic cannabis use is relatively low, the lifetime prevalence of dependence is greater than for all other illicit drugs. As such, the population burden of problematic cannabis use warrants attention. Many health and psychosocial risks associated with cannabis…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Age Differences
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Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Patton, George C.; Toumbourou, John W. – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
The current study documents the changing rates of cannabis use, misuse and cannabis-related social harms among Australian adolescents as they grow into young adulthood. It utilised data from a longitudinal study of young people at ages 15, 16, 17, and 19. The rates of cannabis use were found to increase as participants aged; past year use…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Foreign Countries
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Sweeney, Mary M.; Rass, Olga; DiClemente, Cara; Schacht, Rebecca L.; Vo, Hoa T.; Fishman, Marc J.; Leoutsakos, Jeannie-Marie S.; Mintzer, Miriam Z.; Johnson, Matthew W. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2018
Adolescent cannabis use is associated with working memory impairment. The present randomized controlled trial assigned adolescents ages 14 to 21 enrolled in cannabis use treatment to receive either working memory training (experimental group) or a control training (control group) as an adjunctive treatment. Cognitive function, drug use, and other…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Short Term Memory
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Järvinen, Margaretha; Ravn, Signe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article analyses the relationship between cannabis use and educational trajectories among 42 young drug users, recruited at addiction treatment centres in Denmark. Quantitative research shows regular cannabis use to be associated with poor school performance and drop-out. However, these studies do not pay much attention to differences between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Marijuana, Drug Use, Addictive Behavior
McCann, Molly – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory study examined the knowledge, experience, attitude, and perceptions of drugs reported by international students from mainland China (N = 97) studying on the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Chinese students currently constitute the largest group of international students at universities on the West Coast, which is also the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Drug Abuse
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Webster, Lauren; Chaiton, Michael; Kirst, Maritt – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This study explores the patterns of use and co-use of tobacco and cannabis among Ontario adolescents over 3 decades and if characteristics of co-users and single substance users have changed. Methods: Co-use trends for 1981-2011 were analyzed using the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Adolescents
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Moffat, Barbara M.; Haines-Saah, Rebecca J.; Johnson, Joy L. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Aims: In most countries, cannabis use rates are highest among young people. Efforts invested in cannabis prevention programmes have had limited success. In part, this may be attributed to a dearth of meaningful discussion in classroom settings on the topic and scarcity of credible resources. Although young people want opportunities to engage in…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Marijuana, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
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