Stress driving substance use in American teens, study finds


In a recent study published in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)researchers aimed to guide the development and subsequent implementation of anti-substance use policies. To this end, this study investigated the motivations of substance use amongst American adolescents and the persons with whom they use these substances. Results reveal that stress-related motivators, including seeking to feel ‘calm’ or ‘mellow’ and experimentation, were the most often reported triggers for substance use in adolescents aged 13 to 18 years.


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