Some aspects of the psychoactive substances abuse in adolescents

  • Amira Redžić Department of Biology and Human Genetics, Medical Faculty, University of Sarajevo
  • Ifeta Ličanin Psychiatric Clinic, Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo
  • Jasminka Hadžihalilović Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tuzla
Keywords: Cannabis, adolescents, pleasure

Abstract

Cannabis is a plant whose consumption causes hallucinations soon after it has been inhaled. This study was conducted with 600 adolescentsof age 12 to 17 with even gender distribution from two residence locations (rural and urban). Epidemiological-analytic study was prospectively conducted, whose results were analysed with standard statistical methods. The results showed that the use of cannabis is greater by the adolescents in high school (15-17 years old), than the adolescents in the elementary school (12-14 years old). The x2 test showed great significance. Among the tested adolescents the consumption of cannabis is more present in urban than in rural type of residency. However, gender structure did not show significant differences. It is obvious that the prevention of the use of psychoactive substances should be at its maximum.

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Some aspects of the psychoactive substances abuse in adolescents
Published
2004-05-20
How to Cite
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Redžić A, Ličanin I, Hadžihalilović J. Some aspects of the psychoactive substances abuse in adolescents. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2004May20 [cited 2021Oct.28];4(2):51-5. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3420
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Short Communication