So, just what high-risk behaviors might your adolescent feel pressured to
engage in? Plenty, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), which periodically conducts surveys on health-risk behaviors among
youth. The latest survey results indicate that teen peer pressure is real. Many
adolescents are engaging in behaviors that place their health at risk --
including cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, illegal drug use and sexual
activity. And in all likelihood, their peers are pushing them to try these
Here are some of the survey's findings.