Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Student Bullies More Likely To Use Alcohol, Marijuana

Red Orbit, March 6, 2012

"Students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University.
'Our findings suggest that one deviant behavior may be related to another,' said Kisha Radliff, lead author of the study and assistant professor of school psychology at the Ohio State University.
'For example, youth who bully others might be more likely to also try substance use. The reverse could also be true in that youth who use substances might be more likely to bully others.'
Students who were both perpetrators and victims of bullying were also more likely to be substance users than kids who were uninvolved or were victims only." Read More

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