Tags: "mental health"

14 Sep
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Largest Long-Term Study on Children’s Development in U.S. Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Affects Child For Many Years

Researchers find that marijuana use after the middle of the first trimester is associated with various mental disorders including attention, social, and behavioral problems for the affected child and these conditions continue through the pre-teen years.

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05 Jul
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NEW video released from Marijuana…Know the Truth campaign

New video from Marijuana...Know the Truth campaign highlights new research linking higher teen and young adult marijuana use and mental health conditions to marijuana legalization.

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05 Jul
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Nationwide study finds teen marijuana use rose and mental health declined in states with legalized marijuana

A first of its kind nationwide study, commissioned by Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Johnny’s Ambassadors, finds more youth are using marijuana and experiencing greater mental health implications in states that have legalized marijuana.

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16 Dec
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Adolescent substance use declines as mental health symptoms rise

According to new data released from Monitoring the Future Survey, 2021 observed the largest 1-year decrease in overall illicit substance use reported among adolescents since 1975!

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09 Nov
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Heavy Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Associated with Poorer Medical and Psychiatric Outcomes

A study published in JAMA this week found that pregnant women in the USA who were heavy marijuana users had a much higher prevalence of poor medical and psychiatric outcomes compared to pregnant women who did not report such use. ...

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10 May
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It’s National Prevention Week!

It's National Prevention Week (NPW)! This annual health observance week is sponsored by SAMHSA to increase awareness and action for substance use prevention and promotion of positive mental health.

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21 Oct
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New Resources!

Check out and share the following three new resources: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Opioid Overdose, and Treatment; Substance Use and Mental Health Implications for the Workplace; and Kratom.

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09 Sep
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Medical Marijuana No Panacea for Those Suffering With Mood and Anxiety Disorders and PTSD

Dr. Sharif Mohr, epidemiologist for Drug Free America Foundation remarked, “It is the tragic height of irony that PTSD is an approved condition for medical marijuana recommendations in many states. More and more evidence continues to emerge that marijuana is ...

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09 Sep
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Dr. Mohr’s Research Blog: Study Finds Marijuana Use Worsens PTSD Symptoms

A recent study found that marijuana use predicted worsening PTSD symptoms and higher likelihood of suicidal ideation and behavior in a cohort of military personnel considered to be at high risk for PTSD.

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27 Mar
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New Study From the UK Confirms Link Between Daily Marijuana Use and Psychosis

New study illustrates the impact of marijuana use on population rates of psychosis; Daily marijuana users three times more likely to have a diagnosis of first episode psychosis; rises to five times more likely with high potency marijuana.

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