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Childhood defiance correlated with cannabis abuse
Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence
Source: (As reported in ScienceDaily, August 1, 2012) Université de Montréal. (2012, August 1). Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence. ScienceDaily.
Retrieved June 10, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120801112607.htm
Childhood defiance is correlated with drug dependence whereas inattention suggests a susceptibility to smoking.
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ScienceDaily also reported the study found “in strongly oppositional children, the risk of tobacco abuse, once other factors were taken into account, was 1.4 times higher than in children who exhibited little oppositional behavior. The risk is 2.1 times higher for cannabis abuse and 2.9 times higher for cocaine abuse.”
J-B Pingault, S M Côté, C Galéra, C Genolini, B Falissard, F Vitaro, R E Tremblay. Childhood trajectories of inattention, hyperactivity and oppositional behaviors and prediction of substance abuse/dependence: a 15-year longitudinal population-based study. Molecular Psychiatry, 2012; DOI: 10.1038/mp.2012.87