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Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

(10/15/2013)

Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey
HealthDay News
October 9, 2013

Teens who began puberty at an early age are more likely to experiment with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, researchers report. "While puberty is often thought of as a solely biological process, our research has shown that pubertal development is a combination of biological, psychological and social processes that all likely interact to influence risk-taking behavior like substance use," study author Jessica Duncan Cance said. Although the study found an association between earlier puberty and higher risk for substance use, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/early-puberty-tied-to-higher-odds-of-substance-use-in-teens-680884.html


Keywords: puberty, early, increase, substance, use, teens, survey



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