Co-Occurrence of Substance-Related and Other Mental Health Disorders among Adolescent Cannabis Users

6/16/15–Researchers wondered what the rates of cannabis abuse and dependence might be among adolescents referred for substance use evaluations and also about the incidence of co-occurring psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders among those individuals. Study results show that cannabis use carries the risk of dependence and also carries with it significant risk of comorbidities, both with respect to other substance use disorders and other psychiatric illness.

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