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Teenage Friends help friends avoid drug use

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Prevention programs tailored around social networks reduce substance use among teens by about 15 percent

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High-risk teenagers who participate in peer-led substance abuse prevention programs reduce their drug use by approximately 15 percent versus traditional curricula, suggests a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). The study will appear in the journal Addiction, and is now available online.