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Study of Pre-Teens Yields Surprises About Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana

July 1, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Child Under Table Adults Alcohol
Presented by Health Lab

A new study by a U-M researcher has found that a surprising number of 9 and 10-year-old children are curious about using alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana products. Meghan Martz, Ph.D., a research assistant professor specializing in the development of substance use disorders, shares insights from this first-ever study about substance use curiosity and access in this age group. The faculty expert further discusses the considerable variation by gender, race/ethnicity, and family income in many measures and how this research could help future substance use prevention efforts.

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