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Gender-Specific Effects of Social Influences and Competence on Lifetime Poly-Drug Use Among Inner-City Adolescents

Medical News Today points to research on the importance of young people’s attitudes to smoking as a predictor of illegal drug and alcohol misuse.
They point out that some things appear to be different between boys and girls:
For girls, friends were shown to be central. Ambivalent or permissive attitudes within their social group toward smoking were associated with poly-drug use — defined as two


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