New Data Shows Teen Girls More Likely to Perceive Benefits in Drug and Alcohol Use

New York, NY, June 29, 2010 – Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse.

According to a new research analysis of the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored by MetLife Foundation, teen girls are more likely to associate “self-medicating” benefits with drinking and getting high.

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