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How does teen sexual activities get linked to the use of drug/alcohol?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Teens and alcohol: Although there isn't a "double blind, placebo controlled study" on this topic, the results would be fairly predictable if there had been one based on our knowledge of how drugs/alcohol effect the brain (btw this is true for adults too). Our judgement/inhibition decreases with increased blood levels, which can lead to poor decisions: unprotected sex, sex with high risk individuals, even date rape.

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