Body image linked to teens’ substance abuse behaviours

A new study from the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work, reported in Psych Central, has found that poor body image was related to both boys’ and girls’ drinking and smoking behaviours.  How teens feel about themselves and their appearance is important for healthy development.  The authors recommend that adults be aware of inadvertent “body shaming” language and the impact it can have on teens’ health.

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