Teens’ perception of marijuana leads to increased use

The 2012 report of the University of Michigan and colleagues’ report for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) annual Monitoring the Future survey, reported in MedpageTODAY, suggests that teen drug use is increasing because the perception is that the drugs are harmless.  Given the research that indicates quite the opposite (also reported in the article), one wonders how to change the perception of “recreational” drugs to destructive drugs.

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