101648: Marijuana Research: Collection II (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Twin Study Links Marijuana Abuse, Suicide, and Depression; Article 2: NIDA Intensifies Focus on Marijuana Abuse; Article 3: Marijuana-Related Disorders, But Not Prevalence of Use, Rise Over Past Decade

About the Course:

This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

All three articles are contained in one PDF.

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

August 2005 and May 2005

Authors

Nora D. Volkow; Patrick Zickler

About the Authors:

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., is the director of NIDA.

Patrick Zickler is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how twin study links marijuana abuse, suicide, and depression; how NIDA has intensified their focus on marijuana abuse, and how marijuana-related disorders, but not prevalence of use, have risen over the past decade. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify how the twin study links marijuana abuse, suicide, and depression.

  2. Explain how NIDA has intensified their focus on marijuana abuse.

  3. Describe how marijuana-related disorders, but not prevalence of use, have risen over the past decade.

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