Sunday, July 16, 2006

Drug Use Can be Predicted in 3-to-5 Year Old Kids

By looking at measurements of "behavioral control" and “resiliency,” scientists believe they can predict how likely a child is to become a drug or alcohol abuser. That’s what a new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests.

An anecdote from the study: Young Jim Ignatowski, who later popularized drug and alcohol use as a character on Taxi, spent the forth year of his life trying to fill his penis hole with glue. This perseverance made him an excellent addict.


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