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Important Statistics on Teen Substance Abuse to Keep in Mind

Drug abuse is a problem that often starts at a young age – typically during the teen years. And while drug use has been decreasing slowly over the years, many teens experiment with drugs every year and can trigger lifelong addictions. The most recent statistics on teen substance abuse, therefore, are essential to consider for …

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Teen Drinking Linked to Behavioral Problems

Teens who drink heavily are more likely than their peers to have behavioral and attention problems and suffer from anxiety and depression, new research finds. Science Daily reports that a team led by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology based their research on a study of nearly 9,000 Norwegian teenagers aged 13-19 …

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs Rising Among Teens

Today, the abuse of prescription drugs is rising among teens. This situation could be dangerous for you or your loved one, as prescription drug use can lead to overdose and death. Therefore it is important to use prescription drugs exactly the way your doctor prescribes them. What Has Led to the Misuse of Prescription Drugs …

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How Drugs Harm the Teenage Brain

The percentage of teenagers who do drugs is alarming. According to statistics, nearly half of all high school seniors have at least tried one drug. As early as eighth grade, 15 percent of students have already experimented with substance abuse. Do drugs harm the teenage brain? The answer is complicated and researchers have much more …

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Jed Foundation Fills a Campus Mental Health Need and Honors a Loss

When Phil and Donna Satow lost their son, Jed, to suicide in 1998, they met with the president of the college he’d been attending to try to gain some understanding. Were there suicide prevention programs their son might have turned to, they asked. There was a counseling service, the president said, but it was shared …

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The Truth about Teens and Drugs

Teenage drug abuse facts may be surprising to many adults, and especially alarming to parents of teens. Many more teens are experimenting with, abusing and becoming addicted to drugs than most adults ever imagined. They are using illegal drugs, but they are also getting prescriptions from friends and family members to use as study aids …

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