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People with High IQs are More Likely to Take Drugs


According to a new study from the U.K, people who have high IQs are more likely to take illegal drugs like marijuana. It was more profound in women as those who were in the top third of the IQ range at age 5 were twice as more likely to take illegal drugs, specifically marijuana and cocaine, by the age of 30 compared to the bottom third. As for men, those who had the highest IQs were almost 50% more likely to already tried amphetamines and 65% more likely to have tried ecstasy compared to those with lower scores.


This study was based on 7,900 British people who were born in early 1970. The researchers measured the people’s IQ at age 5, 10, 16 and 30. What was most compelling was the potential reason why people with high IQs are more likely to take drugs. They found that “people with high IQs are more likely to score high on personality scales of openness to experience.” There is still more research to be done to confirm their reasons.

Read the original article here–courtesy of Times Health Land

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