Friday, March 23, 2012

Empathetic Middle School Teachers Lower Teen Alcohol Risk

Psych Central, March 22, 2012

"A new study suggests emotional support from middle school teachers may often delay alcohol and other illicit substance use by teens.
Researchers determined anxiety, depression, stress and social support are predictors of early alcohol and illicit drug use in youth.
Middle school students from the sixth to the eighth grade who felt more emotional support from teachers reported a delay in alcohol and other illicit substance initiation.
Surprisingly, teens who reported higher levels of separation anxiety from their parents were also at decreased risk for early alcohol use." Read More

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