Girls More Susceptible to Friends’ Drinking

Teens who have friends who drink are more likely to drink themselves, many studies have found, but this influence may be especially strong for girls, a study of 4,700 twins has found. Male and female teens who have opposite-sex friends who drink are likely to drink even more.


The authors warn parents to be aware of their child’s friends, as well as how they spend their time together. “This awareness,” said Dick, “is particularly important for girls, and when the friendship group consists of members of the opposite sex.”



Written by maald

April 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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  1. Thanks for the link..
    yes peer pressure plays a huge role in the behaviour of teens…have seen it happen time and time again 😦


    April 12, 2009 at 6:14 pm

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