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Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary

Canadian Study Finds Correlation Between Teen Drug, Alcohol Use and Increased Sexual Activity

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2010 Jan 21
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A new study from the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) revealed that teenagers who use drugs, alcohol and smoke were more likely to report engaging in sexual activity. Also, the study found that increased time with a boyfriend or girlfriend was connected with a greater likelihood of being sexually active. Regarding teens' emotional health, a correlation was found between attempting suicide and being sexually active in girls.

Source: Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
http://www.imfcanada.org/article_files/Rated_PG_Part_II.pdf