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Teen Bullying and Substance Abuse

Posted on October 27, 2016 in Teen Substance Abuse

Colorado Uses Marijuana Tax Proceeds to Stop Bullying and Teen Drug Use

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.

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Cyberbullying Linked to Increases in Mental Health Problems in Teens

Posted on July 7, 2010 in Teen Mental Health

Cyberbullying Linked to Increases in Mental Health Problems in Teens

For children growing up in the technological generation, the threat of bullying has excelled to a new playing field. Nowadays, adolescents have the capacity to harass each other through cell phones, text messaging, picture messaging, e-mail, chat rooms, social networks, and beyond. New scientific data is revealing that both teenage victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying undergo notably similar psychological and emotional conditions.

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