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Ballies who zol: Parents who smoke it up determine teens usage of dagga

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Teens dagga use: During a recent study, a team of UBC Okanagan researchers found that kids who grow up in homes where parents consume dagga will more than likely use it themselves. The study was published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. Parental influence on the use of dagga is important to study as it can help with the development of effective prevention programs, explains Maya Pilin, a doctoral psychology student in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. “Adolescence is a critical period in which drug and alcohol experimentation takes place and when cannabis (dagga) use is often initiated,” said Pilin. “Parents are perhaps the most influential socializing agent for children and early adolescents.” Pilin said it has long been assumed that parental use of dagga contributes to higher levels of adolescent use. However, while there has …

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