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Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse

(12/10/2012)

Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse
WebMD Health News

December 10, 2012

Teens in abusive relationships may be more likely to develop emotional problems and substance abuse issues as they age, a new study suggests.  Specifically, girls who reported experiencing dating violence as teens were more likely to binge drink, have symptoms of depression, smoke, and think about killing themselves as young adults, compared with girls who were in healthier relationships. By contrast, boys who reported dating violence during their teen years were more likely to be antisocial, think about suicide, and use marijuana as young adults than boys who did not report any dating violence or abuse.

View the full article here: http://teens.webmd.com/news/20121206/teen-dating-violence-substance-abuse


Keywords: teen, dating, violence, linked, substance, abuse



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