Kids in High-Achieving Schools: Addiction Down the Road?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 597 , Segment 4
Episode: Muslim-American Identity, Doctors with Disabilities, Stress
- Jul 18, 2017 11:00 pm
- 17:01 mins
Guest: Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University, Professor Emerita, Columbia University, Teachers College Kids from upper middle-class homes would seem like the last group we need to worry about as a society. They’re not dealing with hunger, poverty or lack of basic healthcare. They go to the best high schools and most elite colleges. But young people from this very group are a new focus of public health officials because their drug and alcohol abuse rates are two to three times higher than the national norm.