Study Finds Link Between School Bullies and Substance Use | The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Study Finds Link Between School Bullies and Substance Use By Join Together Staff | March 9, 2012
Students who bully their classmates are more likely to use cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, compared with their peers who aren’t bullies, a new study suggests.
“Our findings suggest that one deviant behavior may be related to another,” lead author Kisha Radliff of Ohio State University said in a news release. “For example, youth who bully others might be more likely to also try substance use. The reverse could also be true in that youth who use substances might be more likely to bully others.”