Teen Boys Who Focus on “Beefing Up” At Risk for Drug Abuse

Researchers found that adolescent boys who are highly concerned about muscularity and who used muscle- or strength-enhancing products were more than 2X as likely to use cocaine, crack, ecstsay or methamphetamines as their peers. Those who used unhealthful products such as steroids to pump up their physique were also more than 2X as likely to binge drink.

PositiveTip: Seek to affirm adolescent boys in your influence to accept a wholesome, balanced view of their bodies.