Other topics that may fit within this proposed research initiative
include oral effects of addictive or risky behaviors (e.g. video games
and computer usage, risky sexual behaviors, piercing and
self-mutilation, etc.) and the use of other drugs and alcohol. Research
on marijuana is especially timely as state and local governments move
towards decriminalization and legalization for recreational or medical
purposes. These new laws may impact its availability, patterns of use
and formulation (i.e., constituents; edible versus inhaled, etc.).
Finally, AADR recommends research on the impact of teen pregnancy on
maternal and child oral health within this initiative.