Declines in Teen Substance Abuse, Delinquent Behavior (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption We've seen a number of studies in recent years suggesting that teenagers today are taking far fewer risks than their parents and grandparents did. They're drinking less, smoking less and most are waiting longer to have sex. Now washington university researchers have found that for more than a decade, teens have been far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, while also being less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors like fighting and stealing. And the researchers say those declines appear to be connected. Jim dryden has the story... Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.