Perhaps because so many studies intended to find harm from marijuana use instead show benefits--mentally, physically and socially--and all too often those values go unreported or the researchers try to find a way to dismiss or mask those findings. [Epub ahead of print] Substance Use as a Longitudinal Predictor of the Perpetration of Teen Dating Violence. Source Behavioral Health and Research, Department of Ob/Gyn, UTMB Health, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX, 77555-0587, USA, [email protected] hope to get the full report on this and see if I can find out what the researchers learned about marijuana and dating violence, anyone want to wager against my assertion that they found a decrease? Abstract The prevention of teen dating violence is a major public health priority.However, the dearth of longitudinal studies makes it difficult to develop programs that effectively target salient risk factors.
Despite differences in the prevalence of key variables between males and females, the longitudinal associations did not vary by gender.
With respect to race, exposure to mother-to-father violence predicted the perpetration of dating violence among Caucasian adolescents.
Findings from the current study indicate that targeting substance use, and potentially youth from violent households, may be viable approaches to preventing the perpetration of teen dating violence.
1,042 9th and 10th grade high schools students were recruited and assessed in the spring of 2010, and 93 % of the original sample completed the 1-year follow-up in the spring of 2011.
Participants who had begun dating at the initial assessment and who self-identified as African American (n = 263; 32 %), Caucasian (n = 272; 33 %), or Hispanic (n = 293; 35 %) were included in the current analyses (n = 828; 55 % female).
Slightly more than half of the adolescents who perpetrated dating violence at baseline reported past year dating violence at follow-up, relative to only 11 % of adolescents who did not report perpetrating dating violence at baseline.
Structural equation modeling revealed that the use of alcohol and hard drugs at baseline predicted the future perpetration of physical dating violence, even after accounting for the effects of baseline dating violence and exposure to interparental violence.
A new mobile app allowing marijuana users to meet potential mates and network about the best places to score some weedÂ is coming to Apple devices.
Named High There, the Tinder-style app was created by CEO Todd Mitchem after one of his dinner dates quickly ended when he revealed his marijuana use.
From the "What Remains Unreported" department: Here is a study of dating violence and the use of illicit drugs and alcohol as a predictor of this terrible behavior.
The study essentially concludes that alcohol and HARD DRUG use predict dating violence. Why am I suspicious that marijuana use was associated with a reduction in the likelihood of committing dating violence?