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Teens with Social Anxiety Engage in Earlier Alcohol, Marijuana Use

(5/13/2013)

Teens with Social Anxiety Engage in Earlier Alcohol, Marijuana Use
Psych Central
May 8, 2013

Among teens with substance use disorders, those who also have social anxiety disorder begin using marijuana at a mean age of 10.6 years — an average of 2.2 years earlier than teens without anxiety, according to a study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  “This finding surprised us,” said principal investigator Alexandra Wang, a third-year medical student at the university. “It shows we need to start earlier with prevention of drug and alcohol use and treatment of social phobia [in children].”

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/05/08/teens-with-social-anxiety-engage-in-earlier-alcohol-marijuana-use/54605.html


Keywords: teens, social, anxiety, engage, alcohol, marijuana



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