Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Strong Connections Reduce Substance Abuse
Students with strong connections with peers who are against substance abuse also had a decreased chance of abusing prescription medications, according to University of Cincinnati researchers.
More than 54,000 teens in grades 7 through 12 took part in the study. The research showed that 13.7 percent reported using prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription, Science Daily reports. The study found that teens who reported having strong relationships with peers who used alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana increased the risk of non-medical prescription drug use.
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The study is published in the Journal of Primary Prevention.