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No Peers, No Beers: WVU Research Shows Youth Substance Use Declined During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From WVU Today

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to concerns for youth mental health and social well-being, including its potential to spur substance use behaviors.

However, research from West Virginia University shows the opposite: youth substance use declined during the pandemic.

Hannah Layman, a social and behavioral sciences doctoral student, and Alfgeir Kristjansson, associate professor in the School of Public Health, examined . . .

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