This study published in The Journal of Neuroscience shows that teenagers who binge drink risk trapping their brains in permanent adolescence and lay the groundwork for alcoholism.
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Here is the New Zealand Ministry of Health Annual Report. It shows that the rates of teen smoking in the country are declining.
This news release covers a study of American teenagers suggesting that teens who try menthol cigarettes are 80% more likely to become smokers than those who start experimenting with regular cigarettes.
The 17th annual “back-to-school survey” of American 12-17 year olds.
This paper finds that teens who have frequent family dinners are more likely to report having excellent relationships with their parents, leading to a decreased risk of them using drugs, drinking or smoking.
This data-driven study of young US teenagers found a close association between 'support' from their teachers and delayed use of alcohol and other illicit substances. 2012
Teenagers encouraged at home to express their point of view were also able to do so with friends and were 40% more likely to refuse drugs and alcohol from peers.
This report examined the drug and alcohol use of 72,561, 12 to 17 year olds over three years in the US. Apart from the order of substance preference the study makes interesting observations on ethnic group differences.
CASA survey found that teens regularly using social networking sites were more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs. Furthermore, watching 'suggestive teen programming' was associated with a significantly greater risk of substance abuse.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a major report on factors influencing teenagers and their relationship with alcohol, based on 5,700 13 to 16 year olds in England