Children in care smoke more

Children in the youth care system smoke more cannabis more frequently than others in the same age group, according to research by the Jellinek addiction clinic.

Nearly half the children under social worker supervision have smoked cannabis at least once in the last month; one in six smoke every day.In general, those with a Dutch background use more drugs and drink more alcohol than children of immigrants.

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