Information on Substance Use in Teens
While it can be difficult to determine whether a child is “just experimenting” or if they are struggling to with drinking to the point of an alcohol use disorder, an alcohol use is an issue when the child is underage.
The stigma of marijuana use has declined since the legalization in some states for medical and/or recreational uses. While it may not be as problematic for adult use as once believed, there are plenty of reasons to discourage pot smoking in teenagers.
Nicotine, Tobacco, & Vaping
Whether in the form of cigarettes, vaping, chewing tobacco or more, nicotine is highly addictive and dangerously harmful – especially to a teen’s developing brain
Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others.
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