Risk factors for cannabis use

Niall Coggans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter explores the risk factors associated with cannabis use. In doing so, a distinction is drawn between cannabis use per se and the development of problematic cannabis use. The chapter reveals that many factors are linked with problematic cannabis use, including genetic vulnerability to certain psychological conditions, early use of tobacco and alcohol, dysfunctional family relationships, behavioural problems, peer associations, family substance use and early initiation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Cannabis Reader
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Issues and Local Experiences
EditorsSharon Rödner Sznitman, Börje Olsson, Robin Room
Place of PublicationLisbon
Pages327-345
Number of pages18
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • cannabis use
  • cannabis
  • drugs
  • drug taking
  • mental health
  • addiction
  • health risks

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    Coggans, N. (2008). Risk factors for cannabis use. In S. R. Sznitman, B. Olsson, & R. Room (Eds.), A Cannabis Reader: Global Issues and Local Experiences (Vol. 2, pp. 327-345). https://doi.org/10.2810/15648