By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy
Parents, you may want to encourage your college bound daughter to find a good friend at school. A new report suggests that having a good buddy to rely on may be the best defense in helping a college female to avoid risky behavior. Researchers spoke with over 140 college students and found that they use various strategies to prevent a friend from engaging in sex after a night of heavy drinking. They also look after one another making sure everyone gets home safely. Researchers say friends remind them of potential health consequences like getting pregnant and avise against developing a bad reputation.