Exposure to substance use may influence bad behavior in teens

December 18, 2015
by Dekalb Pediatrics

Researchers conducted a survey on almost 150 children ages 11 to 15 and found those who saw others drink alcohol or use drugs were twice as likely to hurt or hit someone or steal or damage property as those who didn’t see other people use such substances. The findings in the journal Development and Psychopathology also revealed children with a “risk-taking” gene associated with sensitivity to substance-use exposure had a sixfold increased likelihood of engaging in such behaviors. HealthDay News (12/11)


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