Teenagers and Drugs
Teens and Drugs
Use, Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment
Facts about Teens and Drugs
Forty percent of U.S. teens claim they expect to use drugs at some point in the future.
One out of every five eighth graders has already tried marijuana.
The use of marijuana, inhalants and other similar substances can easily result in social consequences at school, at home, and out in the real world.
Use of substances such as marijuana and inhalants can result in physical consequences such as reduced energy, strength, stamina and fitness, and damage can be done to the lungs and brain.
Teens who smoke cigarettes are more likely to drink alcohol.
Teens that smoke and drink are more likely to use marijuana.
Teens that use all three are more likely to use other illicit drugs.
Long-term studies show that use of other illicit drugs among youth almost never occurs unless they have first used marijuana.
Interesting facts, but it's only part of the picture when it comes to teens and drugs. The consequences of teen drug use, teen drug abuse, and the teen drug addiction that it can lead to can affect those involved for a life time. The need for professional teen drug treatment has never been greater.
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