The marijuana addiction leads to alcoholism – the scientists

People who regularly use marijuana are five times increased risk of alcoholism. To such conclusion scientists in the analysis of the health status of 27,5 thousand of adults without alcohol dependence. The results of the work done, says Science World Report.

The use of marijuana for three years and increases more than five times the likelihood of pathological craving for alcohol. Scientists compare this indicator with a group of people who have never used cannabis. If the average person the risk of alcoholism does not exceed 5%, then the drug addict he is 23%.

Note, in the previous study, the researchers noticed the use of "grass" at the age of 16 in the brain disorders occur, leading to partial loss of memory and thinking ability. After 16 years of drug accelerates the aging of the entire nervous system. Authorship studies belongs to specialists from the University of Texas.

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