Boredom, Stress, Money High Teen Drug Risk Factors

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http://www.casacolumbia.org/newsletter1457/newsletter_show.htm?doc_id=191037 The risk that teens will smoke, get drunk and use illegal drugs rises sharply if they are highly stressed, frequently bored or have substantial spending money, says the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. It was the first time that the center's eight-year-old survey measured the impact of those characteristics on the likelihood of teen substance abuse. The main findings: * High stress teens are twice as likely as low stress teens . . .

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