Mortality following treatment for cannabis use disorders: predictors and causes.

@article{Arendt2013MortalityFT,
  title={Mortality following treatment for cannabis use disorders: predictors and causes.},
  author={Mikkel C B Arendt and Povl Munk-J\orgensen and Leo Sher and Signe Olrik Wallenstein Jensen},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={400-6}
}
The aim of the study was to determine excess mortality associated with cannabis use disorders. Individuals entering treatment for cannabis use disorders were followed by use of Danish registers and standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) estimated. Predictors of different causes of death were determined. A total of 6445 individuals were included and 142 deaths recorded during 26,584 person-years of follow-up. Mortality was predicted by age, comorbid use of opioids, and lifetime injection drug use… CONTINUE READING

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