Navigation Links
Heavy drug-use among bad boys curbed by parental monitoring and peers
Date:8/17/2010

This release is available in French.

Montreal, August 17, 2010 Aggressive and hyperactive boys with low parental monitoring are more likely to befriend deviant peers and become heavy drug users as teens, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. Yet the investigation by scientists from the Universit de Montral and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center found that bad boys can be protected from heavy substance use as teenagers if they are highly monitored and befriend good boys as children.

Parental monitoring was shown to have a protective effect on bad boys and reduce their affiliation with deviant peers, says first author, Jean-Sbastien Fallu, a Universit de Montral psycho-education professor."Disruptive boys typically show a proneness to act aggressively and impulsively these adolescents might need more external constraints from parents as compared to others who have stronger internal control."

Co-author Richard Tremblay, a Universit de Montral professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology and a researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center, says aggressive children are more inclined to misuse drugs than their non aggressive counterparts and this risk increases substantially if they also affiliate with deviant friends. "Deviant peers often affiliate with each other and mutually influence each other through deviancy training," says Dr. Tremblay, who is also founding director of Montreal's Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

The study used data from a long-term investigation that followed children from low socioeconomic backgrounds and from kindergarten through adolescence. "Another finding of our study was that disruptive boys who were highly monitored yet poorly attached to parents were heavier drug users," continues Dr. Tremblay.

Conversely, says Dr. Fallu, "Well monitored disruptive boys are more prone to affiliate with conventional peers. When such boys affiliate with conventional peers, they might benefit from a positive socializing influence or conformity training."


'/>"/>

Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Launch of New Book, What to Do for Heavy Kids, Coincides with First Lady's Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity
2. Heavy Daily Drinking Linked to Worse Health
3. Heavy Alcohol Use Linked to Cancer
4. Heavy alcohol use, binge drinking, might increase risk of pancreatic cancer, researcher reports
5. Study details autisms heavy toll beyond childhood on marriages
6. Exposure to secondhand smoke among children in England has declined since 1996
7. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
8. UQ research shows canecutters disease on the rise among travelers
9. H1N1 learnings: Risk factors for severe outcomes among patients admitted to hospital with H1N1
10. Loyola among worlds top centers in pathology competition
11. Americans Remain Split on Stalled Health Care Legislation, but Some Provisions Popular Among Majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... , ... In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men ... feel shame for having struggled with an eating disorder as well as common co-occurring ... in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to be featured at this year’s iaedp ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... Aquatics Launches New ADA Portable Motion Trek BP 300 Lift. Built for durability, this pool ... it can be wheeled out of the way and stored when not in use. It ... transformed the feedback from customers into specific enhancements and created a new product that is ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... the bible in homes across the world. Yisrayl says this generation is a time like ... is to turn to the Bible. , Yisrayl says he does not want to sound ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... Doctor C LLC, a company based out of Arizona that focuses ... the marketing and distribution of its product, The Right C. , The Right C ... than traditional vitamin C supplements. At the trade show, Doctor C had the opportunity ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Lice Troopers, the ... cases in families with school-aged children since the holiday season. , “It happens ... with their families, sharing hugs and taking photos, which is the head-to-head gateway that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, ... Inc. ("KemPharm" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KMPH ) ... Company and certain officers and directors and underwriters of the ... seek the role of lead plaintiff. The lawsuit ... District Court for Johnson County on ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan 20, 2017 Research ... Stability Testing Market Trends, Opportunities, and Future" report to their ... This ... sizing, emerging trends, and technologies, and provides a snapshot of the ... is 2015 and forecasts are provided from 2016 to 2020. The ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Germany Cataract Surgery Devices ... report, "Germany Cataract Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2022", ... Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of ... within market segements - Phacoemulsification Equipment and Ophthalmic Viscoelastic ... and distribution shares data for each of these market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: