Are "at-risk" youth more likely to drink alcohol?

Are "at-risk" youth more likely to drink alcohol than those that are better-off? What about drugs?

asked 03 Jul '12, 19:05

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Alcohol is only legal for those of a certain age due to its potential for abuse and addiction.


Drug Abuse

Kids can become involved with drugs for various reasons, and abuse will continue if problems are not immediately adressed.


Alcohol Abuse

Underage drinking is not an uncommon problem in the United States, however, chronic alcohol abuse may be a sign of a particularly troubled child.

Not sure about the question... "at risk youth" means youth that are exposed to bad influences, economically unstable so at risk for "having to do things" just to survive. Sometimes "at risk youth" means children of unstable families, single parent or parent in jail, etc.

Are they more likely to drink alcohol? That sounds like a statistic to me, not a meaningful number.

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