Study Finds Link Between Bullying and Alcohol Abuse

A 2012 study at the University of Cincinnati found “that both school bullies and their victims are likely to abuse alcohol after a bullying episode.” (source) The analysis from the data taken in this study showed that 38% of the students involved in the sample were involved in some sort of violent victimization in their schools. This violent victimization was linked with increased heavy drinking in these students.


Many teens who are bullied are not involved in positive activities in their community or school or they are not as active in those past times. As well, those who bully and who are bullied often seek to escape the pressures and stress of their lives by abusing alcohol.

More information can be found in the original article here. I encourage you to read it! It was a very enlightening study!

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