Various studies point to certain groups as being more likely to experience physical addiction than others. They include:
-- Men were eight times more likely to become addicted than women.
-- Young people with previous problems with antisocial behavior became addicted more quickly than those who were emotionally stable.
-- People whose relatives are addicted to the drug may be at special risk. Scientists are still investigating genetic components of susceptibility to marijuana and other addictions.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|