Privilege doesn’t necessarily offer protection from, new research suggests.
Teens at elite U.S. high schools seem to face a higher risk of addiction as young adults, the study found.
“We found alarmingly high rates of substance abuse among young adults who we initially studied as teenagers,” said study author Suniya Luthar, a professor of psychology at Arizona State University.
“Results showed that among both men and women and across annual assessments, these young adults had substantial elevations, relative to national norms, in frequency of several indicators — drinking to intoxication and of using marijuana, stimulants such as Adderall, cocaine, and club drugs such as ecstasy,” she said in a university news release.
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