Marijuana use motives and social anxiety among marijuana-using young adults.

  title={Marijuana use motives and social anxiety among marijuana-using young adults.},
  author={Julia D Buckner and Marcel O Bonn-Miller and Michael J Zvolensky and Norman Bradley Schmidt},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={32 10},
Given the high rates of co-occurring marijuana use and social anxiety, the present investigation examined the relations among marijuana use motives, marijuana use and problems, and social anxiety in 159 (54.7% female) young adults (M(age)=18.74, SD=1.20). As expected, after covarying for a number of variables related to both marijuana use and social anxiety (e.g. gender, alcohol use problems, anxiety sensitivity), social anxiety predicted greater numbers of marijuana use problems. Interestingly… CONTINUE READING
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