Thursday, November 24, 2011

Higher Childhood IQ Linked With Higher Risk of Drug Use

Rahul always used to remind me that addiction was nature's way of harm reduction by blunting the intellect of the super-intelligent. He believed that this was how evolution kept things from getting too good for one's own good. Given that fact that I saw much of my life story as a chronicle of stupidity, I could not agree with him. However, recent findings do seem to prove his point, and add another page of erroneous views to my autobiography.

The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has published a new study that studied more than 8,000 people over 30 years and found that young children were more likely to experiment with weed, speed, smack and coke later in life than the ones with lower IQ. This correlation was stronger in women than in men.

This also explains in some why addiction issues tend to persist among successful people and creative artists and performers in the face of absent attendant consequences.

Read more about it at the Hip Chick's Guide to stuff.

2 comments:

  1. hmmm quite an intresting finding..and i thnk it may actually be true as well

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  2. wow.. that is an interesting info.
    I have not seen many people blog such useful info, great work indeed.

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