Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults



News Release 22-Jun-2021
NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse


An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide plan, and suicide attempt. These associations remained regardless of whether someone was also experiencing depression, and the risks were greater for women than for men. The study published online today in JAMA Network Open and was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.


tags: drug use, drug abuse

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