Statistics On Peer Pressure  

Statistics on peer pressure can be quite alarming. Parents usually do not have that much problem in controlling their teenage children, but when peer pressure takes over, teenagers can become highly rebellious and obnoxious. This can make a parent lose his or her top, which is not the right thing to do, no matter how provocative the teenager is.

According to statistics on peer pressure, here are some of the findings:

  • Most teenagers give in to peer pressure and try drinking their first drink of alcohol when they around 13 years of age.
  • The percent of teenagers who sipped their first alcoholic drink before the age of 13 is 32.2 percent.
  • Nearly two-thirds of teenagers who drink end up buying their own alcohol.
  • The use of marijuana among teenagers has increased significantly. In a span of 5 years, from 1992 to 1997, the use of marijuana had increased to 275 percent among teenagers.
  • Around 9.5 percent of teenagers have tried some or the other form of cocaine.
  • Nearly 25 percent of teenagers between the ages of 17 and 18 are regular smokes.
  • According to the American Lung Association a massive 3.1 million adolescents are smokers in the US.
  • Nearly 50 percent of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 get pressurized due to peer pressure to have sex and relationship when they are not ready.
  • Unprotected sex due to peer pressure has causes 4 million new cases of STDs among adolescents each year.

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