If you haven't dated much, it can be hard to know when a relationship is unhealthy.
Some signs of teen dating abuse include: No excuses It is never okay for someone to hit you or be cruel to you.
In fact, girls and young women between the ages of 16 to 24 experience almost triple the national average of partner violence.
Violent behavior often begins between the age of 12 and 19, and the severity of violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established young. Besides the physical and emotional scars it may leave, violent relationships can put victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, further domestic violence, and even suicidal behaviors.
Try to: Return to top Date rape drugs are drugs that are sometimes put into a drink to prevent a person from being able to fight back during a rape.
These drugs have no color, taste, or smell, so you would not know if someone put them in your drink.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.