Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cannabis risk for children of divorce


Children whose parents split-up - then move in with new partners - are twice as likely to smoke dope, a study has found.

The University of Queensland research discovered the link after studying 3008 Brisbane mothers and their children over four years.

Children aged 15-21 years were twice as inclined to start using cannabis if their mother's marital status changed three or more times.

And children under 15 years were three times more at risk of drug use in the same situation.

The research is part of a study that began in 1981.


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