Family meals and teen substance use

Teens who frequently eat dinner with family are less likely to use drugs or alcohol

Compared to teens who have two or fewer family dinners per week, those who have five or more are at least half as likely to have used tobacco, alcohol, or marijuana. They are also less likely to say they would try these substances in the future or that they have friends who use them.

FAMILY DINNERS AND TEEN SUBSTANCE USE, 2011

Source: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 2011.

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