Center for Addiction Medicine

CAM in the News: NPR, Guardian, Harvard Gazette Cover Cannabis Abstinence Study

Recent findings from Dr. Randi Schuster’s study (published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry on 10/30/18) suggest that young people’s ability to learn improves with 30 days of cannabis abstinence. Over¬†30 media outlets – both local and international – have highlighted the study’s findings. A few of these press mentions are listed below.

 

 

The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/30/quitting-cannabis-can-lead-better-memory-cognition-us-research

 

NPR:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/30/662127406/when-adolescents-give-up-pot-their-cognition-quickly-improves

 

Newsweek:

https://www.newsweek.com/cannabis-study-memory-and-learning-improves-when-teens-quit-smoking-pot-1191528

 

MarketWatch:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-a-30-day-break-from-smoking-weed-does-to-your-brain-2018-10-30

 

Harvard Gazette:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/one-month-of-abstinence-from-cannabis-improves-memory-in-adolescents-young-adults/

 

Boston Herald:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/health/2018/10/study_pot_impairs_teens_memory%3famp

US News and World Report:

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-10-30/study-giving-up-pot-for-a-month-leads-to-better-memory-in-young-adults

 

Science News:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/young-people-memories-improved-when-they-stopped-using-marijuana

 

New Scientist:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2183974-people-who-gave-up-smoking-cannabis-had-a-memory-boost-within-a-week/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-

 

Irish News:

https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2018/10/30/news/cutting-cannabis-for-weeks-can-aid-a-user-s-memory-study-claims-1473227/

 

HealthDay News:

https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/new-evidence-pot-may-harm-the-teen-brain-739097.html

 

Canadian Press:

https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/abstaining-from-pot-improves-memory-ability-to-learn-in-young-users-study-1.4155908