Girls who are bullied at greater risk for drug abuse

important to know girls and boys affected by bullying differently:

"Both male and female victims of bullies are at risk of depression, but girls are at greater risk of substance abuse, a U.S. researcher says.

Jeremy Luk of the University of Washington advises parents of a daughter who is being bullied -- including being bullied over the Internet -- to take it seriously.

"Do all possible to prevent recurrence, and attend to possible depression and substance use," Luk says in a statement. "For parents of boys who are bullied, depression is still an issue, but it may not explain the relation between victimization and substance use. Previous research has shown that it is associated with loneliness, depression and suicide.""

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Words hurt people, the fact that bullying is still an issue makes me sick :(