Health - Is your teenage child addicted to alcohol and marijuana?
Beware, for not only does it affect health, but also makes one unsuccessful in life, a study warns.
Teenagers downing over 10 beers in one night and high on pot were less likely to go to college, get full-time work or even get married, it said.
The findings showed that dependence on alcohol and marijuana might affect young boys more severely as they were more likely to achieve less across all four measures on achievement of life goals -- education, employment, marriage and social economic potential.
"This study found that chronic marijuana use in adolescence was negatively associated with achieving important developmental milestones in young adulthood," said lead author Elizabeth Harari, psychiatrist from the University of Connecticut.