Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Governor's Prevention Partnership

8 WTNH Connecticut Style (Hartford, CT) July 20:

"The 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and distributed in Connecticut by The Governor's Prevention Partnership, found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse. The results heavily suggest that teenagers - specifically teen girls - are drinking and getting high to deal with problems at home, academic pressure and general stress. The PATS data also point to upswings in use of drugs that teens are likely to encounter at parties and in other social situations, with noteworthy and dramatic increases in alcohol use among girls."
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