• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Adolescence 1985

Peer pressure and drug use--exploding the myth.

@article{Sheppard1985PeerPA,
  title={Peer pressure and drug use--exploding the myth.},
  author={M A Sheppard and Donald Wright and Michael S. Goodstadt},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 80},
  pages={
          949-58
        }
}
"Peer pressure" and "everyone is doing it" have been used as excuses for some drug-taking behavior for too long. We must look harder into reasons for drug use and neither accept these concepts nor teach our young people that this is what is really happening.