Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Teens at Smaller Schools May Delay Drinking

My Health News Daily, September 27, 2011

"Teens' positions within their school's social network may influence when they start drinking alcohol, a new study says.
The teenagers who started drinking over the course of the one-year study were the ones with the most popular friends and the most 'friends of friends.'
In addition, teens who attended schools with 'dense' social networks (with a high number of social ties between individuals) were more likely to start drinking than were those from schools with less-dense networks, the study found." Read More

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