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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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1.2. A DARKER SIDE

Some researchers tend to glamorize millennials and gloss over the generation's negative attributes. True, many young people today are healthy and well adjusted, with resumes chock-full of accomplishments. But like any generation, millennials have their share of vices as well as virtues. Some millennials engage in such unhealthy activities as binge drinking, abuse of both illegal and prescription drugs, and sexual promiscuity.

Research studies assessing the problems yield mixed results. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the rates of sexual activity and alcohol and drug use have declined in recent years among high school students. Even so, a CDC study in ...

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