Drug Abuse Among Teens

Drug Abuse Among Teens

Each year, the White House and the U.S. National Institute release statistics about teens and drug abuse. This year there is good news, but also some alarming facts. Overall, the use of illicit drugs by U.S. teenagers is down, as it has been in the past decade, but use of the drug ecstasy is up and abuse of prescription medications also remains a concern. The use of prescription drugs is a growing issue and over-the-counter medications are often seen as potential drugs of choice. The report found that 28% of 10th graders reported use of an illicit drug at least once in the prior year.

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