Study finds link between teen cannabis use and illicit drug use in early adulthood

One in five adolescents at risk of tobacco dependency, harmful alcohol consumption and illicit drug use:

Researchers from the University of Bristol have found regular and occasional use as a teen is associated with a greater risk of other illicit taking in .

The study by Bristol’s Population Health Science Institute, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health, also found cannabis use was associated with harmful drinking and smoking.

Using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), the researchers looked at levels of cannabis use during adolescence to determine whether these might predict other problematic substance misuse in early adulthood—by the age

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