The Gentler Sex?

Young men are still more likely than young women to get arrested, crash their cars or fight in school. But while men's rates of risky behavior are falling, women's are either holding level or rising--a sign, experts say, that male-oriented prevention and treatment programs need to change.

--By Amanda Bower

Drugs Today's 15-year-old daughters are 15 times as likely to be using illegal drugs as their mothers were. Marijuana is far and away the most popular teen drug.

In a national survey, almost 10% of girls ages 12 to 17 said they had used illegal substances in the past month; by...

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