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“Get High With a Little Help From My Friends”

“Get High With a Little Help From My Friends” EDITORIAL Implications of the Historical Covariation of Cannabis Use and Evenings Out UNTSCHE ET AL ARE TO BE APPLAUDED.THE enced by a set of more fundamental individual and con- Health Behavior in School-Aged Chil- textual characteristics that have changed over time. dren Study is a very ambitious and im- Perhaps young people have become busier, say with edu- portant ongoing international collabora- cational or career pursuits, thus having less time for friends K tion that these investigators and their and less inclination for cannabis use. Or perhaps par- many colleagues have been conducting, one that will con- ents, schools, or other social institutions, in recognizing tinue to offer increased understanding of the epidemi- that free social time and cannabis use and other devi- ology and etiology of substance use. This repeated cross- ancy go together, have started to take up more of young sectional (time-lag) project clearly shows the advantages people’s time with structured activities that both take of international collaboration, providing needed insight young people out of unstructured settings and also in- into robust vs more culture-specific phenomena related crease the likelihood of bonding to prosocial institu- to the causes, covariates, and consequences of adoles- tions, which works http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

“Get High With a Little Help From My Friends”

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 163 (2) – Feb 1, 2009

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2008.522
pmid
19188653
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Abstract

EDITORIAL Implications of the Historical Covariation of Cannabis Use and Evenings Out UNTSCHE ET AL ARE TO BE APPLAUDED.THE enced by a set of more fundamental individual and con- Health Behavior in School-Aged Chil- textual characteristics that have changed over time. dren Study is a very ambitious and im- Perhaps young people have become busier, say with edu- portant ongoing international collabora- cational or career pursuits, thus having less time for friends K tion that these investigators and their and less inclination for cannabis use. Or perhaps par- many colleagues have been conducting, one that will con- ents, schools, or other social institutions, in recognizing tinue to offer increased understanding of the epidemi- that free social time and cannabis use and other devi- ology and etiology of substance use. This repeated cross- ancy go together, have started to take up more of young sectional (time-lag) project clearly shows the advantages people’s time with structured activities that both take of international collaboration, providing needed insight young people out of unstructured settings and also in- into robust vs more culture-specific phenomena related crease the likelihood of bonding to prosocial institu- to the causes, covariates, and consequences of adoles- tions, which works

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 2009

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