Teenage Drug Abuse and Addiction

Teens who abuse drugs may have a greater risk of developing an addiction when they are adults.


It’s important to know the difference between drug abuse and addiction. Many teens experiment with drugs, but aren’t addicted.


Teen drug abuse can have long-term cognitive and behavioral effects since the teenage brain is still developing.


Recognition and prevention of drug use can end an emerging problem before it starts. Setting a good example and having talks about drug use are strong tools for teenage substance abuse prevention. 

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