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Parent, Sibling Military Deployment Raises Drug Abuse Risk in Teens

(1/28/2013)

Parent, Sibling Military Deployment Raises Drug Abuse Risk in Teens
Medical Daily
January 20, 2013

Youngsters whose parents or siblings have been deployed are more likely than their peers to use alcohol and drugs, says a new study.  The study included 14,000 children who were between grades 5 and 11. The participants were enrolled in the 2011 California Healthy Kids Survey. The survey asked the children if their parents or siblings were in the military and if they (the children) had used alcohol or drugs in the past 30 days. Study results showed that youth, whose parents or siblings were deployed, were at 14 percent higher risk of abusing drugs than other people. Researchers found that military deployment of parents or siblings increased both recent and lifetime use of drugs, but not smoking.

View the full article here: http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/13960/20130120/parent-sibling-military-deployment-raises-drug-abuse.htm


Keywords: parent, sibling, military, deployment, drug, abuse, risk, teens



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