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Survey: "Digital peer pressure" fueling drug, alcohol use in high school students

(8/28/2012)

Survey: "Digital peer pressure" fueling drug, alcohol use in high school students
CBS News

August 22, 2012

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reported that 17 percent of high school students - about 2.8 million U.S. teens - drink, drug and smoke during the school day.

"This year's survey reveals a new kind of potent peer pressure - digital peer pressure," Califano said. "Digital peer pressure moves beyond a child's friends and the kids they hang out with. It invades the home and a child's bedroom via the Internet," he said.

Last year's survey from CASAColumbia found similar rates among teens exposed to questionable images through social media.

View the full article here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57498147-10391704/survey-digital-peer-pressure-fueling-drug-alcohol-use-in-high-school-students/


Keywords: survey, digital, peer pressure, drug, alcohol, high school, students



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