Survey: Friends’ Parents May Influence Child’s Substance Use.

HealthDay (5/9, Dallas) reports that according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, “even a friend’s parents can influence whether or not a teen drinks alcohol or uses drugs. If the parents of your teen’s friends are unaware of their child’s drug or alcohol use, or worse, condone it, that may make your child more likely to partake as well.” The study was based on a survey of “about 9,000 ninth-graders from rural school districts about their closest friends, their parents’ discipline and if their parents knew who their friends were.”

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— “Friends’ Parents Can Sway Teens’ Odds for Drinking, Smoking,”Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, May 8, 2012.

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