Teen vulnerability to substance abuse

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Substance Abuse in Teenagers

May 29, 2017|Teens and Young Adults|

Substance abuse in teenagers is dangerous for a number of reasons. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens are especially vulnerable to substance abuse. Seventy percent of teens will have tried alcohol or drugs by the time they reach their senior year of high school.1 There are several reasons why the teenage years are so vulnerable to substance abuse, but understanding why can help researchers and parents learn ways to prevent substance abuse in teenagers and to provide effective treatment for when they do. The Adolescent Brain Substance abuse is especially threatening to teens because their brains [...]