The words of an old proverb ''Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are'' -- gained new meaning on Thursday with the release of a national study showing that teenagers whose friends were sexually active were more likely to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Califano Jr. Califano was careful to point out that the results did not indicate that sexual activity caused substance abuse or vice versa, but rather indicated an increased risk. He said that
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Teen drug abuse can have a major impact on your child's life. Find out how to help your teen make healthy choices and avoid using drugs. Teens who experiment with drugs put their health and safety at risk. Help prevent teen drug abuse by talking to your teen about the consequences of using drugs and the importance of making healthy choices. Various factors can contribute to teen drug use and misuse. First-time use often occurs in social settings with easily accessible substances, such as alcohol and cigarettes. Continued use might be a result of insecurities or a desire for social acceptance.
Teenagers' Sexual Activity Is Tied to Drugs and Drink
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It can be even more confusing when you hear your teen talk to others, or try to read their texts. Adolescents today will also use words and phrases that mean totally different things than what you think they mean. Many times, teen-speak can denote sexual- and drug-related innuendo. Below are a few terms, and their definitions, to help you stay in the know—and take action if see these terms being used in a suspicious way.