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Alcohol and marijuana use predicted sexual intercourse in truant adolescents

Researchers studied data from a group of at-risk, truant adolescents to understand the influence of alcohol and marijuana use on the odds of engaging in sexual intercourse on a given day. They collected information on the daily behavior of this group and found that both alcohol and marijuana use significantly increased the odds of engaging in sexual intercourse on the same day as the substance use. Their results show a connection between these separate risk behaviors.The article, “Marijuana use, alcohol use, and sexual intercourse among truant adolescents,” was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It was published in the journal, Substance Abuse.
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