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MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL RESEARCH PRESS RELEASE - DR. JOHN KELLY
March 9, 2018  |  Press Releases

Resolving Cannabis Problems Vs. Problems with Alcohol or Other Drugs

Those resolving cannabis problems do so at younger ages, with less assistance than those resolving other substance-use problems

The Massachusetts General Hospital, March 2018

New original research from the Recovery Research Institute

Individuals who report having resolved a problem with cannabis use appear to have done so at younger ages than those who resolved problems with alcohol or other drugs, report investigators from the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). While study participants also were much less likely to use any formal sources of assistance or support in resolving problems with cannabis than those whose problems were with other substances, that finding was less common in those who resolved a cannabis problem more recently, which may reflect the increased availability and potency of cannabis in recent years…

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