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Tuesday May 30th

Study: High IQ children more likely to use drugs as adults

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Children with high IQs are more likely to use marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines and other illicit drugs as teenagers and adults, according to new data on nearly 8,000 British men and women who were tracked for more than three decades.

Researchers from Cardiff University and University College London became interested in the question after other studies found that kids who scored high on intelligence tests were more likely than their peers to become heavy drinkers and alcoholics when they grew up.

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