Posted on October 27, 2016 in Teen Substance Abuse
As October’s observance of National Bullying Prevention Month continues, we’re reminded of the strong connection between substance abuse in young people and being the victim of a bully. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 30% of students have reported being bullied at some point. That’s 30% of students who are at an increased risk for not only drug use, but also academic problems, sleep issues, depression and anxiety. And the bullies themselves face elevated risks for academic issues, substance abuse and committing crimes later in life.