Drugs and dating violence
Unhealthy behaviors can be incredibly dangerous in a teenage relationship.
Teens under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to become: Alcohol-charged outbursts also tend to be more violent and damaging.
Sometimes it’s because they feel pressure since other kids are doing it. Some teens turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to escape or relax.
Whatever the reason, drugs and alcohol alter the way our minds and bodies work.
Read More Being in an abusive relationship can cause one to feel like they have lost their sense of self.
When I was in unhealthy relationships, I would often disown the parts of me that my partner didn’t like.
These aggressive tendencies prevent those children from developing positive, healthy relationships.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Teen Dating Violence The teenage years are filled with emotion, hormones, and growth.
Many begin romantic relationships for the first time. Things become even more challenging when alcohol and drugs are involved.
All teens who are involved in abusive relationships are more likely to abuse prescription opioid medications.
Abusing drugs and alcohol won’t just affect a teenager’s relationships. Teens may begin to choose drugs and alcohol over school, friends, sports, and family.