September 12, 2008, Newsletter Issue #200: Predictors of Marijuana Dependency

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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.

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