Teenage Tobacco Use Drops But Marijuana Use Increases

*+-Is it the 60’s all over again, minus the tie-dye shirts and peace signs? A dramatic increase in the use of marijuana among teenagers may beg this question? More importantly, what does this mean for those teenagers partaking in the use of marijuana? What they may refer to as weed, pot, grass, bud and the list goes on. Have drug education programs in our country not focused enough on marijuana? Are parents not as on the ball with doing everything possible to inform their children on the negative effects of this drug and the importance of eliminating its’ use? Whatever…

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Saving Our Youth Study Finds Most Alcohol Drug Abuse Starts In Teen Years

*+-Recent surveys of teens and young adults have turned up a startling new fact. More than one study finds most alcohol; drug abuse starts in teen years. Just when our young people should be getting educations and preparing for their lives, many are starting to abuse alcohol and drugs and risking addiction. There are several situations that increase a teen’s risk for abusing drugs or alcohol. These are when: Someone or multiple people in the family abuse drugs or alcohol. The young person is depressed. He or she suffers from low self-esteem. The young person manifests early signs of aggressive…

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