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Teens see different consequences from alcohol and pot, study says

Teens see different consequences from alcohol and pot, study says

Published September 11, 2014 Reuters

Using alcohol leads to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while using marijuana harms relationships with authority figures, U.S. teens said in a survey.

“Our most serious finding was that people who reported drinking alcohol were much more likely to report driving unsafely as a direct effect of use,” said lead author Joseph J. Palamar of New York University Langone Medical Center’s Department of Population Health.

“That doesn’t mean that using marijuana and driving is safe, but people perceive alcohol to have a more negative effect on driving,” Palamar told Reuters Health by phone.

He and his team analyzed responses in nationally representative surveys of high school seniors between 2007 and 2011.

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