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Teenage Substance Abuse in the United States

Teenage Substance Abuse In the United States 2,500 1/4 About 1 in 9 youth or 11.4% of young people aged 12 to 25 used 2,500 teens 25% of those who begin abusing prescription drugs each day. began abusing prescription drugs at age 13 or young- prescription drugs non-medically within the past er met clinical cri- teria for addiction sometime later on year. in their lives. Similar studies show According to recent research, After marijuana, however, prescrip- that teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have easier access 17% of teens had tion and over the used illegal drugs within 30 days of counter medica- to marijuana than they do cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs. tions account for the conducted most of the com- survey and 50% had used them by the time that they monly abused drugs among high school seniors. graduated from high school. 9/10 9 out of 10 people with an addiction Compared to teens who have 2 or fewer family dinners per week, those who have 5 or more are at least 1/2 as likely to have used tobacco, alcohol or marijuana. started using the harmful substance in question before they completed 18 years of age. MIRAMAR GETTING WELLSTAYING WwELL cy/web/1206/this-is-your-teen-on-drugs/flash.html fographics/prescription-drug-abuse-young-people-risk ic-be-thankful-for-family-meals/ cache/inline-large/post-inline/weed-infographic-3.jpg ty-infographic-killer-in-cabinet

Teenage Substance Abuse in the United States

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Whether it be out of an effort to gain social acceptance amongst a desired group of peers or a simple act of rebellion, more and more of America’s youth are experimenting with harmful substances —...


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