The words of an old proverb ''Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are'' -- gained new meaning on Thursday with the release of a national study showing that teenagers whose friends were sexually active were more likely to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Califano Jr. Califano was careful to point out that the results did not indicate that sexual activity caused substance abuse or vice versa, but rather indicated an increased risk. He said that
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We immunize. We require seat belts in the car and helmets while biking. We insist on sunscreen. We do just about everything we can to ensure that our kids are healthy, safe and primed for success. But less obvious is the impact substance use has on the still-developing teen brain. Consider the construction of a house as a metaphor.
Teenagers' Sexual Activity Is Tied to Drugs and Drink
Teen drug abuse can have a major impact on your child's life. Find out how to help your teen make healthy choices and avoid using drugs. Teens who experiment with drugs put their health and safety at risk. Help prevent teen drug abuse by talking to your teen about the consequences of using drugs and the importance of making healthy choices.