Marijuana and Teens (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course consists of two articles.  The first article explores the relationship between teen marijuana use and mental disorders.  The second article identifies common myths of marijuana use along with health, social, and economic consequences.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

1st article: Teen Marijuana Use Worsens Depression

Publisher:  Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President

Find 1st article at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/teen-marijuana-depression-report.pdf

2nd article: What Americans Need to Know about Marijuana

Publisher: Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President

Find 2nd article at: https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/mj_rev.pdf

Program Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to marijuana use and teens.

Learning Objectives: Assess the relationship between marijuana use, depression, and other mental disorders.  Identify 5 myths of marijuana use.  Identify health, social, and economic consequences.  Identify at least one initiative to reduce marijuana use.

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1: For questions 1-6, please refer to the first article, Teen Marijuana Use Worsens Depression. Depressed teens are more than ____________ as likely as their peers to abuse or become dependent on marijuana.
 
 
 
2: Teens who smoke marijuana at least once a month are __________ more likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-users.
 
 
 
3: Mental health risks associated with recent and long-term marijuana use include
 
 
 
 
4: An extensive analysis of longitudinal studies on marijuana use and risk of mental illness later in life showed that marijuana use increases the risk of developing mental disorders by
 
 
 
 
5: More teens are in treatment for marijuana dependence than for any other illicit drug.
 
 
6: Girls are more likely than boys to report feelings of sadness or hopelessness.
 
 
7: For quesions 7-18, please refer to the second article, What Americans Need to Know about Marijuana. The average age of initiation for marijuana use generally has been getting
 
 
8: Long-term use of marijuana may increase the risk of
 
 
 
 
9: Marijuana users have more suicidal thoughts and are ______ more likely to report symptoms of depression than people who never used the drug.
 
 
 
 
10: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active chemical in marijuana, changes the way sensory infromation gets into and is processed by the part of the brain that is crucial for learning and memory.
 
 
11: Marijuana is _______ powerful today than it was 30 years ago.
 
 
12: Surveys show that ________ are the biggest influence in their children's decisions about drug use.
 
 
 
 
13: More than ____________ of male arrestees in sampled US cities tested positive for marijuana.
 
 
 
 
14: The Cannabis Youth Treatment Study (CYT) found that brief interventions or structured efforts to interrupt and stop an individual's drug use, could be very successful especially with
 
 
15: Adults who were early marijuana users were found to be __________ more likely to develop a need for treatment of abuse or dependence on any drug.
 
 
 
 
16: Marijuana smoke contains more than __________ chemicals and increases the risk of cancer, lung damage, and poor pregnancy outcomes.
 
 
 
 
17: After Dutch coffee shops started selling marijuana and use of the drug became normalized, marijuana use between 1984 and 1996 declined among 18 to 20 year old Dutch youth.
 
 
18: Drug testing in schools provides a way for teens to resist peer pressure.
 
 

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