Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Substance Abuse: A Possible Contributing Factor to Bullying and Being a Victim of Bullies

Protecting children from bullying, drug abuse, or any kind of harm that could befall them is one of many goals of my Anti-bullying blog, as well as my Child Safety Blog.

I would like to add to my Child Safety blog and my Anti-bullying blog a guest blog post from Edgardo Valdespino, Outreach Specialist with, a free web resource that provides information about substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.

“Researchers have found that middle and high school students who bully their peers or are bullied by others are more likely than students who are not involved in bullying to use alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana. Our goal is to spread awareness of this and to be an informational tool to families seeking to prevent or recover from these issues. I invite you to peruse the page, Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why, as well as the page, 
Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse, from our website,” (Edgardo Valdespino)

Visit the site via the following links:

You will find more information about Teen Mental Health here:


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