Why Do Teens Reject Drugs? Communication Is the Key, says Rutgers Researcher
(Rutgers-Camden News Now, July 6) A new study shows that teens, in fact, see drug choices as a way that defines their image, but in a negative way. Researchers found that teens will view drugs as a negative image and paints them in a sloppier light, making them less likely to try drugs and associate with them. The researchers interviewed more than 300 African-American and Hispanic youths between 13-20 about their risk behaviors. Some viewed drugs as a way to define a "good guy" and a "bad guy" and that some said drugs were "not a good look" for them. READ MORE.