BAD NEWS IF YOU’VE GOT TEEN GIRLS

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Bad news if you’ve got daughters. A new study released by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America says teen girls are more likely than teen boys to identify potential benefits from drugs and alcohol. More than two-thirds of teen girls reported

that using drugs helps kids cope with problems at home, and half said drugs help teens forget troubles. The nationwide study surveyed 3,287 teenagers in grades 9 to 12 in private and public schools. Other things they found: 1 in 5 high school students abuse prescription medications, huffing is down but propellants like aerosol sprays designed to clean computers are up in teen usage, and pediatricians warn parents not to be lax when it comes to setting down rules and talking to their teens about drinking. Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of Partnership for a Drug-Free America, says “Your daughter, who you may assume may not be doing drugs, is actually more predisposed to this.” Teens are using drugs and alcohol not to rebel or get high but as a way to “escape for a short period of time.”

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