Drugs and movies are often linked.
But the most surprising fact about drug and movie interactions is that people take them, too.
In a new study, researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada investigated drug and drug-related interactions in movies.
They discovered that people who watch drug movies are more likely to take drugs, and they also report a higher risk of experiencing the effects of drug use.
The study, which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, included more than 20,000 people who watched movies between 2008 and 2012, and compared the results to data collected from participants in a clinical trial.
Participants were given a questionnaire to complete about drug use, alcohol use, and other issues related to drug use and drug use experiences.
People who watched drug movies had significantly more frequent drug use than those who watched a non-drug movie, suggesting that drug-induced drug use in the movies was a more common problem.
They also reported higher rates of drug dependence.
The researchers found that people watching drug movies reported a higher level of drug craving and more frequent use of illegal substances than those watching non-film-related content.
They concluded that the drug-themed movies may have increased drug use by inducing a more drug-dependent population, while at the same time contributing to a heightened level of craving and alcohol consumption.