Results from a study published in Pediatrics suggest that dating violence experienced during adolescence is related to adverse health outcomes in young adulthood. Other research studies show a strong correlation between dating violence in young people and prescription drug abuse.
The study also implies that teenage girls who experience dating violence are more likely to binge drink compared to their peers who are not in abusive relationships. Teen boys who experience dating violence are more likely to use marijuana as young adults compared to their peers.
Findings from this study in Pediatrics emphasize the importance of screening and offering secondary prevention programs to both male and female victims. Read more.