A twin study on sensation seeking, risk taking behavior and marijuana use.

@article{Miles2001ATS,
  title={A twin study on sensation seeking, risk taking behavior and marijuana use.},
  author={Donna R Miles and Marianne Bernadette van den Bree and Anne Gupman and David B. Newlin and Meyer D. Glantz and Roy W. Pickens},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={57-68}
}
The contribution of genetic and environmental factors to the covariation between risk-taking and marijuana use was assessed in adolescent twins. Genetic factors were found to significantly influence some traits (i.e. risk-taking attitude), while familial environmental factors were important for others (i.e. sexual promiscuity). For marijuana use, genetic and environmental factors were equally important; however, the association between risk taking and marijuana use may not be comparable for… CONTINUE READING