The Influence of Friends and Peers on Adolescent Substance Use: A Systematic Review
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Adolescents are susceptible to influences from many factors, but friends and peers influence adolescents the most. Typically, friends and peers lead adolescents to experiment and abuse illicit substances. The extent of the use depends on the type of friends and peers as well as various extraneous factors. This review seeks to look at what researchers found regarding the influences of an adolescent's social network on using substances.