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May 10th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Teen girls coping with drugs, alcohol, sexting

(CNN) – If you have teenagers, the list of things to worry about seems to grow longer every day. It can be even more stressful if you have a teenage daughter.

Research shows more girls than ever are taking anti-depressants, using alcohol and even drinking and driving. Technology is adding new problems with things like Internet bullying and sexting.

Dr. Leonard Sax has a new book on all of this, "Girls on the Edge." Our Kiran Chetry had the chance to talk with him and ask, "Why are so many teenage girls in such trouble?"


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  1. Garnett

    Our girls as a whole dont know nor care to know God.they then seek escape in other ways,sex,srugs etc..

    May 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  2. Earle Waine

    I am a recovering addict,and have been taking medication for it for 13 years. When I first started taking this medication there where only older people involved in this program. Now these clinics ara big bussiness and filled to the max with all young people hooked on perscription narcotics. The medication I take is methadone,and could never stop taking it,but I live a normal life.Thanks Earle.

    May 11, 2010 at 6:10 am |