As spring gets underway, so does the onset of high school prom season. Nationwide, many adolescents-especially girls-are faced with prom jitters and worries that stem from the pressure to have a "perfect evening." For many teens, this includes finding a date, shedding pounds, having sex, drinking alcohol, attending post-prom parties and shopping for a dress.
How can teens and parents cope with these anxieties born out of a high school dance?
Experts at Bradley Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital offer tips for handling issues associated with attending the prom such as stress, sex and alcohol.