With Teen Substance Use, It May Really Take A Village

New research suggests successful parenting of a teenager needs to include keeping track of their peers — and even the peer’s parents.

While the task may seem daunting, researchers discovered parents were impressed that they could not only influence their own children, but they can also have a positive influence on their children’s friends as well.

Specifically, researchers discovered that during high school the parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on the teens’ substance use as their own parents.

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