Bullying and Substance Use in Children and AdolescentsVanessa Durand1, Jenna Hennessey1, Daniel S Wells1, Laura M Crothers1*, Jered B Kolbert1, John Lipinski2 and Tammy L Hughes3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Laura M Crothers
Professor, Department of Counseling
Psychology & Special Education
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Received date: July 11, 2013; Accepted date: September 02, 2013; Published date: September 11, 2013
Citation: Durand V, Hennessey J, Wells DS, Crothers LM, Kolbert JB, et al. (2013) Bullying and Substance Use in Children and Adolescents. J Addict Res Ther 4:158. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000158
Copyright: © 2013 Durand V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Both substance use and bullying tend to be pervasive and potentially dangerous problems that are experienced by children and adolescents. However, little is known about the connection, if any, between these two behaviors. In this paper, the hypothesized relationship between substance use and bullying are discussed as well as possible risk and protective factors. Also, future directions of research are proposed as both researchers and schools try to better understand both bullying and substance use in child and adolescent populations.