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Adverse childhood experiences are 'strong predictor' for adolescent cannabis use

Young people who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences between the ages of 0—12 years, including parental drug misuse, are at highest risk for developing problematic adolescent cannabis use as teenagers, according to a new study.

The research, led by University of Bath psychologist, and expert in adolescent mental health, Dr. Lindsey Hines, analyzed outcomes for over 5,000 participants tracked using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children—also known as the 'Children of the 90s' study.


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