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07 July 2011

Talking helps teenagers quit using marijuana

Brief, voluntary and non-judgmental conversations with teens about marijuana use may significantly reduce their use of the drug, according to a new study.

Brief, voluntary and non-judgmental conversations with teens about marijuana use may significantly reduce their use of the drug, according to a new study.

"It's not a risk-free drug," Denise Walker, co-director of the University of Washington's Innovative Programs Research Group, said in a university news release. "Lots of people who use it do so without problems. But there are others who use it regularly - almost daily - and want to stop but aren't sure how."

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