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Does Age at First Marijuana Use Affect Risks for Substance-Related Problems?

People who use marijuana/cannabis as teenagers expose themselves to a number of significant harms, including increased chances of developing an addiction to cannabis. In a study published in October 2014 in the Journal of Substance Use, a multinational research team explored the impact that a person’s age at first marijuana use has on the chances…

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The 12 Step Program for Addiction

The 12 Step program for addiction began in 1935, as Alcoholics Anonymous. 12 principles, or steps, to breaking free from addiction were established. Since then, the model has been used for many addictions. For instance, including sex, gambling, and narcotic addictions all benefit from the model. Further, research has shown the 12 step program to…