Cannabis use and delinquent behaviors in a non-clinical sample of adolescents

Henri Chabrol, Rachel F Rodgers, Gwendoline Sobolewski, Nikki van Leeuwen
Addictive Behaviors 2010, 35 (3): 263-5
The aim of the study was to evaluate the contribution of cannabis to the prediction of delinquent behaviors. Participants were 615 high-school students who completed self-report questionnaires. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that cannabis use was a significant independent predictor of delinquent behaviors after adjustment for alcohol use, psychopathological and socio-familial variables. Cannabis use was associated with greater numbers of delinquent behaviors among adolescents with higher scores on psychopathic traits or depressive symptoms.

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