Child Bullies At Higher Odds For Substance Abuse As Adults: Study

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By Denise Mann

Original Source: consumer.healthday.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Schoolyard bullies have been making life difficult for kids for eons, often causing lasting damage to their victims. Now, new research shows these bullies can also suffer lasting consequences as they age.

Bullies may be more likely to abuse drugs, alcohol and tobacco later in life, and this risk is greater for childhood bullies than those who picked on others during their adolescent years, the study found.

Bullying or unwanted aggressive behavior among school-aged kids has become more pervasive in recent years, and the stakes are much higher likely due to social media. In the past, bullying was limited to…click here to continue reading

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