Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Drug Use Beyond Genetics

Good parenting provides a potent buffer against some youngsters' genetic predisposition to use alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana by age 14, a study finds. Uninvolved, unsupportive parenting heralds a spike in consumption of these substances among genetically vulnerable teens, a team led by psychologist Gene Brody of the University of Georgia in Athens reports in the February Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Science News, Feb 28, 2009 by Bruce Bower

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