A group of researchers from Columbia University were able to explain the basic mechanisms of alcohol dependence and Smoking among adolescents. As it turned out, often bad habits observed among children with obvious problems in the psyche.
In scientific work the survey was conducted 4 thousand children aged 15 to 18 years. Scientists say that most children with bad habits was in the group with severe behavioural and mental health problems.
Note, Teens craving for the forbidden fruit – it is quite natural. That's just normal, this desire turns into addiction. Parents and education play in this role.
According to the survey, 38% of adolescents drank alcohol at least once a month, 2% have obvious signs of alcohol dependence. 9% of children aged 15 to 18 smoke, and 2% tried but were unable to get rid of bad habits.