By: Tanya Celestine
The phrase peer pressure is typically linked to risky adolescent behaviors like underage drinking. Substance abuse, and unprotected sex. Almost half of the youngsters questioned said the need to fit in with their group dictated their friends behavior. For example some people are peer pressured into taking drugs. Drugs can be dangerous and taking them is not a fashion statement. It is encouraging that while young people may talk about drug taking they aren't necessarily experimenting with drugs themselves.