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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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WAGNER, Márcia Fortes; SILVA, Jaqueline Garcia da; ZANETTELO, Luciana Bohrer  and  OLIVEIRA, Margareth da Silva. The Association between Marijuana Use and Social Skill Deficit in Adolescents. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2010, vol.6, n.2, pp. 255-273. ISSN 1806-6976.

The purpose of this article is to present a comparative study based on the description of the data from a social skills evaluation in a sample of adolescents. The sample consisted of 30 adolescent subjects, 15 were marijuana users and 15 were non-users. The findings suggest that the aspect with the greatest deficit in the population of marijuana users was their self-control of aggressiveness in aversive situations, and the inability to deal with feelings and reactions that arise in those situations. One factor that contributes with the substance use is having family members that also use drugs

Keywords : Interpersonal Relations; Adolescent; Cannabis.

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