During adolescence, identity development is a complex and difficult process. In adolescence, peer group represent a “social family” (Pietropolli Charmet G., 2000) that offers important new identification models. Among peer group, teens could use cannabis and other psychoactive substances to transgress and have new experiences. We conduct a research among a community group of adolescent and our findings suggest that cannabis seems to respond to several needs related to identity development: search for a sense of belonging; social experiences facilitation; sensation seeking; autonomy, challenge and transgression needs; emotional regulation and relief from distressing and painful conditions.
|Numero di pagine||1|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|