Cannabis and Alcohol Use and Unemployment
A study examining the causality of unemployment, cannabis and alcohol use was published in Social Science & Medicine.
Findings showed a possible reciprocal relationship with unemployment of at least three months associated with increased risk of cannabis dependence, and cannabis dependence associated with increased unemployment.
Similar but smaller associations were found for alcohol use disorder and unemployment.
These results highlight the importance substance abuse prevention, especially those addressing marijuana and alcohol use disorders, for reducing the risk of negative outcomes among young adults including unemployment.
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Read the entire abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953617300011