March 2013: Alcoholism at Large
School bullying and alcohol
A new study finds that both school bullies and their victims are likely to abuse alcohol after a bullying episode. The study found that school bullying was associated with increased odds of recent alcohol use and heavy drinking.
Keith King, a University of Cincinnati professor of health promotion, adds that junior high and high school students were one-and-a-half times more likely to have abused alcohol if they had been bullied. “The overall effect of victimization and alcohol use did not differ based on sex, age or race. It has...